How can I express how thankful I am that I get to mother this kid?
He went and turned 17 on me. Can I just say that again? SEVENTEEN! Some days it seems so normal, and then it’ll just hit me. Seventeen? Like, one year away from graduating? One year away from college and a mission?? That’s only one more year to grown-up, folks.
But can I tell you something else? He’s awesome.
And he’s so many other great things, that I can’t even begin to list them all.
Yep, I’m a lucky Mom.
On his birthday I took Chandler, and we got some lunch with my parents. Then we headed to pick out his birthday gifts. He got a new game for the 3-DS, and a new watch. He’s wanted a good watch for a while now, and got to pick just the one he wanted. His favorite part? You can see the insides and watch it all doing its thing. I admit, it IS pretty cool to see all of the gears and gadgets moving around in there.
For dinner we met up with some of the family at Fuddruckers. For some reason, we often end up there for birthday dinners. Maybe it’s because it’s loud, so we don’t have guilt for being loud ourselves.
The nice Fuddrucker people came and sang Chandler a song, and brought him a giant, awesome Ice Cream Sundae to eat.
He didn’t even share.
I don’t blame him!
It was a pretty quiet birthday, overall. Our air conditioner is out at home, and I tell you what, when it’s hot I have zero motivation! I start to cook, then I get too hot. I start to clean, then I get too hot.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a warm-blooded individual. My thin Arizona blood would rather have heat than cold any day. But when it’s 85 degrees in my house and the humidity is around 80%, I’m all done.
I’m trying not to complain, though, because it could definitely be hotter!
So happiest birthday to my Chandler. I have so much I still want to teach him before he up and leaves, and now I’m down to about a year to get it done.
Better get on the stick!