Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Babaloo!

No scanner, so I just took pics of pics...
My son turns 13 today. This means all my kids are teens (yes, all two of them). The other one has been a teen since she was 4, so the formal turning wasn't such a big deal. My son, though... has taken on the obnoxious teen boy things very recently.

He was a tidy child. When I would get out a pair of socks and put them on my shoes to put on later, the socks would disappear... he'd put them in the laundry... we're talking age two.

Clean no more... now I can't get him to bring his snack dishes up from the basement for anything. And he's gotten more disagreeable...

But as children go.... he is definitely mine.

He has been making word jokes and using deep sarcasm since he was very small. He is a number guy and can be logicked through most things (like me: the other half of our family, not so much—they are more emotional). He and I have common book tastes.


You know... he was a difficult very small child. He didn't like to be away from home, so he would periodically melt down... badly enough strangers would ask if they could help. He liked things predictable and was anxious and misbehaved if they weren't. He is a lot more flexible now, but in spite of how cute he was, I never worried ANYBODY would be tempted to take him. (Unlike my daughter—I was paranoid about her).

Whatever the case, once he got into school, he calmed down a lot and was extremely pleasant until about 6 months ago. I suppose this just means he is doing that thing that teens do. Hopefully that logic thing holds... at least for the most part.  All that sounds sort of negative, looking at it now... not meant to. I adore him. I love his humor in particular--it makes him fun to spend time with.

So I spent last night baking a birthday cake instead of blogging... so this is what I got...

Samadoo, I wish you a very happy birthday!!!

13 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Tell him Happy Birthday from me! Sounds like he's a really sweet kid. They have to go a little on the dark side when they hit their teens, but sounds like he's handling it well!

Old Kitty said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Son of the Most Glorious Tart!

Enjoy! Take care
x

Christine Murray said...

Happy birthday to your son! He sounds like a lovely kid.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

heeheehee! we used to say if anyone kidnapped my sister, they'd return her. :P
happy birthday, mister teenager!
good luck keeping the fridge stocked, mom!

Helena said...

Happy birthday! And happy cake for all.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday to your son and may you survive, Hart!

Michael Offutt said...

Congratulations on your milestone. I would recommend that you not send your son to a football camp run by Penn State anytime soon.

Shelly said...

Happy birthday to him and best wishes to you-

Raquel Byrnes said...

Aww... so sweet. What a nice thing, to make his cake yourself. Happy Birthday to your baby.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Margo Kelly said...

Happy birthday to him! :) My oldest will turn 18 in a couple of weeks ... YIKES!!

erica and christy said...

Hmm, the first pic you posted looks like my 2nd kid. And the disposition matched my 1st. Since neither of mine are 13 yet (10 and 5), I'm now officially afraid. ;)
erica

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy. I have one too, but now he is 21. Reading your post, I remembered the old days and how we always still "get" each other.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Kathy M.

Trisha said...

A little late I know, but happy b'day to him!! He's gorgeous! Both your kids are :)