posted on October 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

100% miss scarlet

ive seen some characters in my day

the good the bad n the ugly

the wild innocent and the oxford street shuffle

ive seen some weird silly crazy affected loony nutty eccentric types

wow theres miss scarlet right there

the most ornery stubborn insistent child

but also

when she wants

the sweetest cuddliest nicest one too

shes got a big head full of brains

she looks like this picture of the scarecrow

after oz bulged his head with all them brains

that i had in a book as a kid…

shes tricky shes finicky shes temperamental

she iffy shes pernickety she’s a bit cross right now

she likes it her way

she wants it all ways

she wants her cake n she wants to devour it too

who the hell was this kid in her last lives?

the queen of bloody sheba by the way she carries on

or genghis khan when shes terrorising the doodles

or some oldtime great actress when shes squeezing out tears for a big scene

her body type is solid

solid as in a wrestler

she has not one ounce of fat but she is solid

solid vegetarian muscle and she likes to throw her weight around

boy she gets mad and insulted quickly too

the doodles are both amiable types

theyre fairly slow to take offence

but miss scarlet can  infer an insult in your slightest glance

if youre not 100 % enthusiastic then FORGET IT!

dont talk down to her dont fob her off

dont ignore her or pretend to listen

SHES ON TO YOU !

and just when you think youve had enough of baby bonaparte

suddenly theres little hands on you stroking your back as ya do yoga

or a curly head lobs into view

i love you dad she says in her husky whisper

dripping in sincerity

shes acting and meaning it all at once

shes so much larger than life she can hardly fit

eyes like liz taylor she melts grannies n mummies in the street

every feature is big

a big smile

a big frown

a big forehead figgering it all out

shes playing with her flying unicorns or whatever

dad ? she says

yeah ? i say looking up

not you ! she says, …its my unicorn talking to his father….

a minute later

dad?

yeah ! i say

miss scarlet gets angry

i told you its not you! i’m playing !

then a minute later

dad?

yeah i say

miss scarlet valve bounces at this

she jumps out of her chair

runs backwards into a cupboard

crashes into it and slides down it

then she fixes me with her glowering frown

DAD!!!!!!

after that shes too upset with unicorns

ive ruined the spell

ive intruded into her reality

and goddammit she cant just put it all back together that easily

her hair is fine corkscrews which often turn blond white at the tips

its like shes been created by a computer to drive ya wild

shes always warm too

and i guess she gives off some pheremone

because she always smells so nice you dont wanna let her go

but still shes a real ratbag

she’ll crash yer party

she’ll eat yer cake

she’ll take yer go

she’ll come n leave  just  when she likes

she likes to wail and moan and then uh oh

wild mood swing she starts laughing uncontrollably

gosh it must be hard being miss scarlet

she doesnt make it easy on herself or her parents or sisters

but to strangers

why miss scarlet is a very reasonable person

she loves a chat or a game n shes very friendly

she just saves all the wild stuff for the fambley

we bear the brunt off her wrath

we enjoy the glow of her benevolence

we rush to head off the next full blown tanty

her huff arrives and she departs in it

miss scarlet 5 years old

someday shes gonna make her future husband(s) go crazy

in spades

and thats for sure!

46 Responses to “miss scarlet is 5”

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    Abel | 17 October 2010 at 9:38 am #

    Reminds me of my younger niece. Not the pic itself (the second one is terrific) but her way of being… And my niece is 6 today (the 16th).

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    Rik Rehab | 17 October 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Steve. What a gorgeous wee girl! You are truly blessed. Hug her tight. I lost my older brother 10 days ago. Makes me realise without family, we have nothing…

    Lots of love to you.

    R.R. x

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      veleska1970 | 18 October 2010 at 12:45 am #

      sorry about your brother. may peace be with you and your loved ones.

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      Steven Krut | 18 October 2010 at 7:18 am #

      I am so sorry, Rik.

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      eekie | 18 October 2010 at 10:41 am #

      My condolences, Rik.

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      thetimebeing | 18 October 2010 at 2:39 pm #

      hey rik
      im really really sorry to hear bout your brother
      why dont you come to sydney for the next church gig
      put you n lightfoot on the door?!
      sk

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 18 October 2010 at 10:54 pm #

      So sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

      Darrin K.

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    darkgrace | 17 October 2010 at 11:22 am #

    She’s a gem, Steve. Happy Birthday Miss Scarlet.

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    celticat | 17 October 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Happy Birthday Miss Scarlet. 5 wow!! Love and peace to you and your amazing fambley x

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    DavidP | 17 October 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Happy Birthday Miss Scarlet!!!
    ~~~
    sounds like she rules the roost
    wow, 3 birthdays so close together
    good things come in threes hey
    happy days

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    SAW | 17 October 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    well, we know where she gets it. 😉
    touching entry today SK. thanks for sharing. I felt your joy. SAW

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    Donna | 17 October 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Sounds like you have your hands full! I know I’ve told you this before, but she sounds EXACTLY like my daughter. It doesn’t get any easier! And I see you put an “s” after husband – like, there will be more than one! We warn our daughter that no normal guy is going to put up with her tantrums and demands. But, she certainly knows how to turn on the charm….

    I can see how much you love your daughters, Steve. You are very fortunate! Lots of love to you all!

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    hellbound heart | 17 October 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    happy birthday, miss scarlet!
    well, dad, what do you think she’ll be like at school next year??

    love always……

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    Lyra | 17 October 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I can bet she’s a hurricane,she’s 5 years old! ENJOY HER!!!
    Happy Birthday Scarlet!:)

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    Karen | 17 October 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    what a cute little miss!

    Makes me happy to read such a loving dad tell us about his gorgeous kids
    happy and a bit sad too ….left my childrens father, two boys and one lone daughter) at 24 with 3 kids under six in tow and lived In a womans refuge for 3 months…its great to hear GOOD positive loving storys about fathers.
    Anyway enough whinging, looks like a beautiful trio of talented teenagers youll have on your hands in the future.

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    Jonny Hollywood | 17 October 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    wish I was 5 once again so I can be innocent and worry free, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS SCARLET!!!

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    andy | 17 October 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    ha!
    i’m married to the adult version……
    what a joy.
    she’s a real charmer steve,
    you have many good things going on in your life mr lovegenerator!

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    Ithaki | 17 October 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Happy Birthday Miss S! We’re hoping you had the most wonderful day!!!!! Thinking of you little sweetheart! xxxx

  14. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen | 17 October 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Had a smile on my face while reading this blog 🙂

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    Wiild Chiild | 17 October 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Happy Birthday Miss Scarlet! From Luna & me

    Once again, love the pics sk, she’s precious 🙂

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    matthew | 17 October 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    That was lovely to read. My 16yo girl is the same, in that for strangers she’s a charmer… Dad gets all the other sides! but what a great daughter nonetheless. Thanks for sharing Steve. And yes, definitely Liz Taylor eyes! I concur.

  17. avatar
    dwellingwell | 17 October 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    That was good. I got a laugh from that one S.K

  18. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 October 2010 at 12:44 am #

    Scarlet is destined to be a star.

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    veleska1970 | 18 October 2010 at 12:45 am #

    happy birthday miss scarlet!!! (love the second picture.)

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    pennybridge | 18 October 2010 at 1:19 am #

    oh, that was SOOO sweet!
    Best wishes to you and toda la familia.

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    cazziem | 18 October 2010 at 1:21 am #

    It’s not all about the genes! Miss Scarlet, so aptly named! This can be a romantic colour, but don’t we all see red at times? Reading her numerology, this unique little girl can be a pussy cat when it suits, but as any cat person will tell you – you cannot own a cat; they own you.
    Today would have been my mother’s 84th Birthday, and she too was a truly amazing person, so happy birthday to them both. xx

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 18 October 2010 at 3:45 am #

    ************** HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCARLET ***************

    May all your birthday wishes come true, and if they don’t, you know what to do!!!!

    SK,

    You are a blessed man. Those angelic ladies are enchanting. They are very lucky to have you as their father and NK as their mother. I hope you had a great weekend. My little princess, Kristina, is only 2.5 years old and when she, like Scarlet, smells blood in the water…they are deadly little sharks and there is no defense to the havoc that they can create. We live our lives with them, for them, and thru them. May all our children be blessed with healthy lives, joy in their hearts and smiles on their little faces.

    ****Party on Scarlet !!!!!! ******

    AsAlways,
    BrokenToysAndHeros
    Darrin K.

    EEKIE-when u get a chance to check your TimeBeing.Com email, please do. I responded to your message.

  23. avatar
    Donna | 18 October 2010 at 4:13 am #

    Miss Scarlet, I did not realize it was your birthday! Happy Birthday!!

  24. avatar
    Martha | 18 October 2010 at 5:12 am #

    And another Happy October Birthday. Great month, ain’t it? (yes, I’m biased).

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    eekie | 18 October 2010 at 6:08 am #

    Happy Birthday Miss Scarlet!!

    I love the blogs about your daughters. I wouldn’t have guessed when you started writing your blog this would be the subject matter (if I categorised your blogs by subject matter) I’d find most consistently enjoyable. I suppose it’s because they always feel so genuine. Whatever it is, I really like these.

    Love the pics today too!

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    Steven Krut | 18 October 2010 at 7:14 am #

    That picture of her making a fist really captures your description of her. Hopefully, she won’t go through *too* many husbands. 🙂 Happy birthday, Miss Scarlet!

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    Therese | 18 October 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Happy birthday to Scarlet,

    She’s a cutie and a real character. Looks like she’s inherited the acting genes from her Dad.

    Hope you all enjoyed lots of cake,candles and precious fambley time.

    Peace & love
    Therese

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    marcc | 18 October 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Happy Birthday, Scarlet! My youngest daughter Claire is 5 years old, and quite the spitfire as well. marc

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    bionicanna | 18 October 2010 at 11:24 am #

    these last two blogs were delightful. happy belated birthday to miss scarlet and the doodles!

    i wouldn’t be surprised if the husky voices had something to do with hearing a certain pleasant voice early in life. my sister and i can hit some gender bending low notes, and i believe that can be traced back to our grandpa, the sweetest man in the world. his singing voice is in the bass range, and he was just telling us today that he would stand up to sing in church, holding one of us in each arm, and how his arms would get so tired before the songs were over.

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    Melissa | 18 October 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Happy Belated Birthday Miss Scarlet!!

    ‘she jumps out of her chair

    runs backwards into a cupboard

    crashes into it and slides down it

    then she fixes me with her glowering frown

    DAD!!!!!!’

    i know it’s bad, but geeze that made me laugh-out-loud, haha!

    Just don’t let her go swinging on the fridge, I did that one time around the same age, and the fridge door being a little wonky, fell right on top of me, lol. Haven’t been the same since 😉

  31. avatar
    Linjo | 18 October 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    Oh Steve she is a cutie. Glad she has her own sense of self, just like her daddy. Linda x

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    nic | 18 October 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    I read your blog often … and this time in particular, wanted to share how much I enjoy it when you write about your girls …
    after having our 3 boys, I would often say … that if we ever had a girl, I wanted one with spunk … be careful what you wish for (!!) … as we got our wish and then some! Our little Miss 2 is jam-packed with attitude, spunk, charm, fire, fun and ‘knowing’. She has facial expressions that I have never seen on someone so young …. when she gets frustrated – she will roll her eyes and put her head in her hands (at TWO!). She orders her older brothers around, talks to strangers as if they were old friends, throws tanties, dances, spins, sings songs known and made-up …. and as wild as she can be … she will always curl up in our laps and tell us how much she loves us (often with “I love you SOOOO much” whilst shaking her head from side to side to accentuate the ‘sooo’!).
    SK – ‘seeing’ your daughter through your own adoring Daddy eyes …. made me smile … it is so how we see our own daughter … often taken aback by the spunk and wildness (and quietly smiling to ourselves!)… and melting at the tender moments …
    I think the world needs more Scarlets xxx

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    nic | 18 October 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    ps. also loved you blog on the doodles birthday … and can’t help but notice you also have THREE birthdays so close together (as we do here) … it makes for a very hectic time, doesn’t it!!!???

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    Wilfred Paradise | 18 October 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    yes, your offspring scarlet is a pure female. yes, yes. and it is a wonderful thing, especially from my distance. celebrate. wilfred p

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    Cecilia | 19 October 2010 at 4:12 am #

    Oooh, Miss Scarlet, ready for a punch up!

    Five ain’t no slauchy jive!

    Keep jumping off of chairs and spreading the tornado love, Scarlet!

    FELICIDADES!!

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    davem | 19 October 2010 at 5:47 am #

    Many congrats to the little ‘un.
    Rik – I’m very, very sorry to read of your loss. Love and hugs to you.
    x

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    princey | 19 October 2010 at 8:43 am #

    Hey sk, I think little sk and my little one would be a great match, he’s the complete opposite to her….so hows about it, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” of the future???? haha 🙂

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    captain mission | 19 October 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    belated happy birthdays all round, what lovely words you write.

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    BigSmilesKate | 19 October 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    Happy Birthday Miss Scarlet, I hope you had a wonderful day
    Happy Birthday Miss Eve, I hope your birthday was special
    Happy Birthday Miss Aurora, I hope your birthday was fabulous

    It’s my brother’s birthday today. October birthday people are some of the best people I know.

    Big Smiles,

    Kate
    xoxoxo

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    ASSMIDGET | 19 October 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    that’s cool, I did not know the kids were vegetarian.

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    livelybrowsers | 20 October 2010 at 3:51 am #

    Thanks for good stuff


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