Thursday, March 19, 2009

How He Sees Me - My Birthday Boy

San Francisco Silliness

My blogging buddy, Wreke, had a meme up a short while back. This meme spoke volumes to me, as I queitly approach my son reaching a milestone.

Folks...he is 13 today. MY SON! I am the MOM OF A TEENAGER!

**fighting back tears**

I must admit I've been pouting a little melancholy about him getting bigger. I never thought I would have only one child, I never planned on it, but that appears to be the case. That's what in the cards, and I have been dealt the best hand with this kid. He is THE BEST thing I could have ever hoped for.

And now that one and only child is a teenager.

In Wreke's meme, "Teach Your Children", she gave the following instructions: Copy this note, ask your kid the questions and write them down exactly how they respond. So of course I had to post this on his BIRTHDAY!! His answers are in blue...and my additional comments are italicized.

Simple enough...

1. What is something Mommy always says to you? - How much you're proud of me. - I thought for sure he was going to say, "Did you do your homework?"

2. What makes Mommy happy? - When you see my bright smiling face in the morning. - smart ass

3. What makes Mommy sad? - When somebody gets hurt.

4. How does Mommy make you laugh? - You crack jokes

5. What was Mommy like as a child? - A tomboy - Nailed that one on the head.

6. How old is Mommy? - 36

7. How tall is Mommy? - 5'4" - said with a smile because he knows I only have ONE INCH on him.

8. What is Mommy’s favorite thing to do? - Be with us.

9. What does Mommy do when you’re not around? - Listen to broadway and blog.

10. If Mommy becomes famous, what will it be for? - Acting - Suuuuurrreee...

11. What is Mommy really good at? - Do I have to only say one thing? Talking, making people laugh, your job.

12. What is Mommy not very good at? - Letting me do what I want. - I would consider that a good thing folks.

13. What does Mommy do for her job? - Reads emails - I guess it would seem like that.

14. What is Mommy’s favorite food? - Fish

15. What makes you proud of Mommy? - What makes me proud of you? How you always say that you're proud of me.

16. If Mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be? - Is there a "why" to this, or just who would you be? - HA!!!

17. What do you and Mommy do together? - Everything

18. How are you and Mommy the same? - We like the same stuff...except for broadway.

19. How are you and Mommy different? - You like your job and I don't.

20. How do you know Mommy loves you? - Cuz you tell me and you show it.

21. Where is Mommy’s favorite place to go? - Home

These answers are so funny to see. I thought for sure I knew what he would say for some of these. He is SO literal in so many ways...and yet doesn't pay attention at all sometimes. I love these answers because they are all so him.

Happy Birthday my Big Guy!!!!

You're a teenager now. It breaks my heart, and warms my heart at the same time to see how big you're getting.


These 2 pics were taken this weekend when we took him snowboarding.

Even with all that hair...those eyes will melt any heart.



Mike Golch said...

ah yes turning 13,man that was a long time ago.Happy birthday to your son.

Hasta Pasta said...

13 years seems like just yesterday. He is a good kid you are blessed. But I hate to say taht last picture, he doesn't look 13yrs old but possibly 18 and handsome, i would agree on those big blue eyes.
I know mine is just around the corner (gulp).

love ya!

Christina said...

awwwww. Happy Birthday!

I have 5 more months until I hop on the teenager in the house roller coaster again. Gawd they grow so fast!

Joyce-Anne said...

Happy Birthday Ty!!!! He had great answers. I may try that with my oldest daughter.

I can't inagine being a parent of a teenager, my heart goes out to you, Mary. Remember it's all good (well, at least some good moments...)

Deanna said...

I like the hair. ;-)
Is he counting down the days till he gets his driver's permit yet? I think my 2nd son started that when he was 2.
Happy Birthday, Young Grandy Boy!

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Very cute! It's clear that he feels very loved. Great job.

songbird's crazy world said...

welcome to the teen years.

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday, Ty! Those second two, he looks like a teen. :)

Momisodes said...

Oh I'm all misty eyed here for you. Happy birthday to your son!

I loved reading his answers. He sounds like a sweetheart, just like you.

p.s. You look gorgeous in that photo!

Michele said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwww!!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

What a fantabulous post, Grandy -- it's full of sweetness, memories, joy... a real tear-jerker!!!


Mariuca said...

WOW! Happy birthday to your son Grandy! Love his hair! Love and hugs all the way from M'sia! :):):)

Mariuca said...

I got ur msg sweetie, thanks for having me in ur thoughts. I have been up for more than 24 hours, it's seriously time for some zzzzzzz! :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!

Stacie said...

VERY CUTE! He has gorgeous eyes!

Mrs. F said...

Awww, that interview was awesome. I wanna interview my kids.

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!

Grandy said...

Mike~ It was a long time for all of us. ;)

Maria~ Stop it with the 18 (but I see what you're saying).

Christina~ I I'm verclempt.

Joyce-Anne~ I'm blessed with LOTS of good far. ;)

Deanna~ HE IS!! He sprung that on me the other day. Something about 3 years until he drives (blah blah).

Grandy said...

Maria~ Thanks! Maybe I'm doing something right.

Songbird~ Thanks lady...from what I can tell it's a good crowd.

Suzanne~ I know. So growed up!!

Sandy~ You are TOO kind to me, really.

Michele~ Thanks lady!! I got teary myself.

Grandy said...

Mariuca~ Thanks beautiful!!

Jenn~ Thanks lovely lady! Hope you're well!!!

Stacie~ I know...they kill me.

Paloma~ Let me know when you post the interview!! I'll try to get over there. It's great!!