Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to you

     My son turns 15 tomorrow at 7:11 in the evening.  I drove myself to the hospital-this is something to brag about.  He's turned out to be a smart, handsome, and very humorous young man.  He is also a wiseacre and quite often too smart for his own good.  I am glad he is still curious about the world and he has his own unique outlook.  I whipped him up a homemade angel food cake for dessert tomorrow night.  He asks for the same cake every year and sometimes I've purchased it (really, really short on time) and sometimes I've made it from a box (just a little short on time)-a few times though I've made it from scratch and this year peaceful girl helped me out.  She was a little miffed that I didn't let her crack any of the twelve eggs but I explained that I needed each and every one of the egg whites to be separated just right from the yolk.  She helped with lots of other parts though and it is now successfully in the oven.  I still have to wrap a few of his gifts and then I will be reclining to finish Look Again.

     I still have to write about She's So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott and Little Bee by Chris Cleave.  I had a post composed in my mind about my experiences at the Reading Conference I attended last Friday-and I promise to get all those done.  Today my thoughts are focused on this almost monumental birthday celebration.  It is only almost monumental because 16 is hanging in the air so close I can feel it in my bones-that, and he reminds me of it frequently.  This child is in a hurry to drive and we differ on many topics but mostly this one.  It terrifies me to have my baby alone in the car driving off, me waving!  I say-Hell, No!!!  So somehow after tomorrow I have 365 days to get adjusted to that or convince him the laws have simply changed.  It will help ease my worries that it will be required of him to keep his GPA up in order to get said licence but you can see my fear. 
So tomorrow say a little prayer for me as we wish this little boy a very
 happy 15th year of life and as we cut that delicious angel food cake (dipping it into chocolate sauce)
I'll be wishing this year to slowly creep by, like the year of the turtle!


Evan Shanley said...

I can't imagine what it's like having a 15 year old. Titan is almost 8 months and it seems like just yesterday he wasn't even here. I wish life would slow down for a few minutes. By the way, I watched the movie W. last night and thought of you the whole time!


Peaceful Reader said...

I'm laughing!! Keep an eye on Titan...right before your eyes he'll be 15!! Did you enjoy "W"?

Jana said...

Ugh! 15! Good luck with all that you have to look forward too. I am not far behind, my oldest is 12. Baby steps!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your sweet boy! 15 is an interesting age. :-)

I had an only girl, but still. I do understand about the driving issue. You'll get through it. I promise. It's scary when you watch them drive away alone for that first time, but again, you'll manage. Deep breaths. Yoga breathing or remember how they taught you to breathe in Lamaze class? LOL

Enjoy this time. Seriously. They grow up so fast (mine is 27 and married). In the blink of an eye, they are off on their own. Sigh.

Hugs to you!

Patricia J. Weaver said...

Yea, I remember when my daughter turned fifteen but I have something sweeter... her daughter turned 16 two weeks ago. Yep, grandmother of a can I go to the mall with half of the school in the car -- driver. And her sister turned 13 last Saturday so when we quit flinching with every siren, she will be right there to start it all over again.

Tif Sweeney said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!! I have to say that I am very impressed that you drove yourself to the hospital!!!

My son is still a long way off from 15, but I know that it is going to be here before I know it. I can't believe how fast my kids are already growing up. It actually makes me kind of sad to think about!! :(

Jenners said...

He sounds like a good egg. But I would never ever ever want my son to drive at that age. NEVEr! I'm with you!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats on the big 15 to your son. So handsome, Nd sounds like you have raised a fine young man. Good job!