Today my youngest child has joined the ranks of teenager. Thomas is now officially 13 years old! Normally on a b-day morning we would be making crepes and lounging around the house. But Thomas now works at COSI on Weds, so he will be off to work at 8:00 which leaves no time for a leisurely birthday breakfast. Wed after he’s done with work we’ll head to a Chinese buffet for dinner along with all 4 of his grandparents, sister and Dan. Birthday crepes will be pushed back to Thurs morning, a day late but just as yummy. Thurs evening is trick or treat night in Columbus so we’ll do that at my parents, Daniel & Alicia will even join us. Then on Sunday we get to have a birthday brunch with all 23 members of Dan’s family. Birthdays are a week long, family celebration around here!
Everyone knows Thomas as my sweet child (sorry Daniel & Beth but you have other positive attributes,) being the baby and the one that was left behind when his siblings tried high school, we’ve spent a lot of time together (and that’s not just because he nursed until he was 3 or slept in our bedroom up until last year.) He’s the one that will open car doors for me, or will go clean the kitchen without being asked. He’s a sweet boy and very loving. It makes me sad to think that some day he may be a snotty teenager that ignores me when he’s with his friends (like his mean sister did last weekend.) I make him promise that he won’t act that way. I can only hope that his siblings bad behaviors continue to teach him how not to behave!
We love you Thomas keep making us proud, we know you will!