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Today is Little J’s Birthday. He turned five. When I asked him this morning how it feels to be five he said: ‘Just perfect.’

This whole week has been hectic. So while he was in preschool I figured it was my only chance to squeeze in a run. I cut my riding short, rushed home from the farm, left the dog on the porch, changed into running gear and drove to the beach. I run in a rather remote area, on a trail.

As I was parking it started pouring down. Full blown storm. High winds and all. I ran for 30 minutes and I was soaked. Luckily I keep my sweats in the car so I changed quickly and had a couple of minutes to kill before picking my boy from school.

I was fiddling with my phone, as you might expect, when I heard a loud knock on my minivan’s very steamed up window. It was a police officer wondering if everything was OK.

He must have believed me, red in my face from both the run and sheer embarrassment, trying to explain how I just finished my run. Specially since I was wearing perfectly dry clothes. Suppose it is better then knocking two minutes earlier, finding me pantless in the back seat.

Happy Birthday my sweet son, at least you one of us is perfect…

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  1. Alison November 30, 2012 at 17:15 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Happy Birthday Little J!

    And your story is TOO funny, hehe.
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  2. Cindy Pickering November 30, 2012 at 17:17 #

    I started reading what I assumed would be a funny story about Little J-it turned out to be a funny story about you! Just be thankful he found you alone in the steamed up car!! But more importantly, what kind of cake and what color? With my son it was imperative that the cake be a very specific color and style–the flavor wasn’t that important as long as it was chocolate!! And trying to be a good mom I made the cakes myself. But how do you make a space shuttle cake, and more importantly, how do you make gray icing that doesn’t make you want to hurl?!
    I wish Little J a wonderful Happy Birthday, and you a peaceful, leisurely DRY run tomorrow!

  3. lisacng November 30, 2012 at 18:33 #

    Twitter: lisacng
    Happy 5 years to him! Wow, what you’ll do for a run! Bravo! LOL, good thing police wasn’t asking what you were doing with your pants off earlier 😉
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    • Stasha December 1, 2012 at 00:03 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know right. Not sure I should be relieved or sad that I was in fact telling the truth…

  4. Mommy Lexi December 1, 2012 at 05:26 #

    Happy birthday to your Little J! :)
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  5. Stacie December 1, 2012 at 06:54 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    Happy Birthday little J! The 30th is my Mom’s bday. And, my oldest son’s is the 29th!
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  6. [email protected] December 1, 2012 at 06:55 #

    First laugh of my morning, Stasha!
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  7. Iza Trapani December 1, 2012 at 07:31 #

    Happy, happy Birthday to perfect little J!
    And horseback riding and running in the rain- you go, girl! xo

  8. Zsofi December 1, 2012 at 08:19 #

    Happy birthday ti Lil’J! I bet you have had such a great time on that special day!
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  9. Ally December 1, 2012 at 09:16 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Oh I don’t know, him catching you changing would have made for a great blog post! Good for you for running anyway, I think I might have tried to talk myself out of it. And Little J’s response is amazing.
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  10. Kim @The G is Silent December 1, 2012 at 11:44 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    I’m not gonna lie; that woulda been a WAY better post.
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  11. Deirdre December 1, 2012 at 18:34 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    HA! and good to know they care! Happy Weekend!
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  12. Diane December 1, 2012 at 22:32 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    Happy Birthday yesterday to Little J! 5 is absolutely THE perfect age!

    Hope you all had a great day! 😀
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  13. Stacey December 2, 2012 at 07:53 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Awwww! Happy Birthday to your little guy! I love 5. It’s a great age!
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  14. My Inner Chick December 2, 2012 at 08:33 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    Happy Birthday, J! X

    and hello Stasha <3
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  15. Amanda December 2, 2012 at 12:12 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Happy birthday to Little J! (Although five… not so little any more, eh?) Also, I am so impressed with your dedication to running!
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  16. BonnyBard December 2, 2012 at 13:29 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    Happy belated birthday little J!!
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  17. Rorybore December 2, 2012 at 13:47 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    Oh, could Left Brain share some stories about knocking on parked cars!! LOL
    yours is very tame in comparison, believe me.

    Happy Birthday Little J!! And you’re right: 5 isjust perfect.
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  18. hollow tree ventures December 2, 2012 at 18:58 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    What a funny story! That *was* a close call with the timing of his knock on the window. :) Happy belated birthday to Little J!
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  19. Liz December 2, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Well a VERY Happy 5th Birthday to Little J!! He’s growing up so fast.
    And how lucky were you that the police officer didn’t knock a little earlier?? Thanks for making me smile, my friend.
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  20. Barbara December 3, 2012 at 00:07 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Happy Birthday Little J!
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  21. Susi December 4, 2012 at 10:09 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Happy Birthday to little J! Hope he had a wonderful party!!! With a very fit mommy… 😉
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