Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's your birthday...

I have about 356 things to do today. It's 2:00 and I have accomplished 3. Good progress I think. One of the 3 things I have accomplished was to go to the store and pick up the cheesecake Brandon wanted for his birthday today. He's sixteen. And apparently at sixteen he was gifted by God with the wisdom that cheesecake is one of His greatest creations ever. I have been abundantly blessed with this particular kind of wisdom myself. I am also very wise about pancakes.

So Brandon is sixteen. I have a sentimentally reflective post planned on this topic but it falls somewhere around number 200 on my list of things to do, so I may not get to it today. People keep asking me how I feel about having a sixteen year old, and well, surprisingly, I feel pretty darn good. Of course this may have something to do with the fact that, no, he will not be getting his driver's license today. Or next week. This great country we live in gives parents the power to decide when they think their children are ready for this huge responsibility. The Man and I agree that, for Brandon, this will probably be closer to his seventeenth birthday.

But despite that, we are all excited. We love birthdays around here. And driver's license or not, sixteen just feels like some kind of milestone. A big day. So, I want it to feel like that for him as well. So I am doing that by being as obnoxious as possible with my birthday wishes. Because nothing says "I love you" like hearing "It's your birthday. It's your birthday" 124 times. Besides cheesecake that is.

Well onto item #4 on my list. It's take a shower. When did that become something I had to put on a list?


Kyla said...

I think it probably became something you had to put on a list about 16 years ago now. ;)

Happy birthday, Brandon. And happy 16th anniversary of becoming a mommy, Joy.

Lori said...

16 is without a doubt a milestone, for you and for him. And I am a big believer in obnoxiously celebrating our kids milestones because we all know that even if they roll their eyes, they love it.

I hope you get around to that sentimental, reflective post because I would love to read it!

Beck said...

Aw! Happy birthday, Brandon. 16 is a HUGE deal.

Chrissy said...

I'm sure there's a Proverb involving wisdom and cheesecake, although I can't recall it right now...(buy cheesecake and do not sell it?)

Happy 16th to Brandon. Happy showers to you, Joy.

Christine said...

did i get a shower today? i swear i have no idea.


happy 16 B!

Running on empty

Lisa writes... said...

Sixteen is huge! Happy birthday to your Brandon!

And I think of the great privileges we stay at home moms enjoy is showering in the afternoon (meaning of course we've stayed in our pj's all day, a true privilege), something I too have to put on my to-do list!