Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Amy!

Oh, how Amy loved Strawberry Shortcake! When she was two, her favorite cartoon on Saturday morning was Strawberry Shortcake and her cat Custard, friends Blueberry Muffin, Huckleberry Pie and the Berrykins.  She had Strawberry Shortcake clothes and shoes and pj's and bedspread and doll and stickers and dishes and videos... how nice of American Greetings to make a whole line of products just for my little redhead! 

Then later on in 1989 when Amy was 10, Disney was nice enough to make one of their most loved characters come alive in The Little Mermaid. Ariel was beautiful and good and a mermaid, all the things little girls dream of being!

Another famous redhead that anyone can name is Wilma Flintstone. Famous for her swirly, red locks she was Pebbles' Mom and and unfortunately married to Fred Flintstone!

Pippi Longstockings followers love the 8 year old for her unconventional, assertive, superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed without difficulty. She is able to fool adults, an attitude that most kids LOVE! Like Peter Pan, Pippi does not want to grow up.

Every little girl loves Raggedy Ann, just look at that face!

Mary Englebreit captures the essence of my little redhead in this famous drawing!

The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There'll be sun!
I love ya
You're always
A day
A way!
*Bet you're singing this right can't help it, Annie captured our hearts!

...and Half Pint, how we loved her! On the Banks of Plum Creek and in a Little House on the Prairie we rooted for her to overcome Nellie's nasty ways. We took her side if Pa punished her. We loved her for her sweetness and her red pigtails!

Today my baby is celebrating 33 years of being a redhead. That means 33years of being asked,
"Where did you get your red hair?"
"Do redheads really have a hot temper?"
"How many freckles do you have?"
"Redheads or blondes, who really has the most fun?"

Today I'm hoping it's redheads... Happy Birthday Sweetie!

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