Birthday boy

Birthday boy Shade has officially entered the teen realm. He can now say he’s not a little kid anymore.

It seemed somewhat subdued because we’re actually having his birthday party this Sunday. We gave him a card and a small Lego set this morning. (His big present is in the mail.) And the school mentioned his name in the announcements. And the trainers at the YMCA gave him a birthday card (very cool after only being there one week). But generally it wasn’t parades and confetti.

The highlight of his day seemed to be having a few family over to wish him happy birthday this evening. He spent a bit of time with his cousins and played some video games. Not a huge celebration. But fun.

I guess the teens creep in softly and then suddenly trumpet in the ears of anyone nearby, “Hey, I’m here!” I can’t remember if my introduction to adolescence was this way. Maybe the fact that I can’t remember it means it was that way.

I’m still trying to reconcile the fact that Shade’s not my little boy any more. But I guess he never will stop being that cute kid running around and bumping into things. Especially now considering he’s relearning how to walk. Even so, I fear the teenage years.

(By the way, feel free to stop by for the party this Sunday at 1 p.m.. I tried to send out an email to everyone but after a while, I couldn’t figure out who I invited and who I didn’t, so consider this your invite. Just shoot me an email if you’re coming so we can buy some more burgers and beverages and I can send you directions if you don’t already know where we live.)

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Deandre
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 06:47:50

    Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one
    after the other.


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