I Have a Teenager

Clearly, I don’t look nearly old enough to have a 13-year old, but I do. Most (none?) of you will ever meet him, but here are a couple of things I know about my son.

He is amazingly patient, and kind, and tolerant, and protective of his sister.

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(He’s carrying her shoes. Really?)

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He loves all kinds of creatures—critters, bugs, snakes, etc. He has saved my life no less than 20 times when a spider was trying to kill me.

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In his other life, he was a fish. He’s drawn to the water, and I can’t blame him.

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He’s “that kid”. He will stick up for other kids—even if he doesn’t know them–because “it’s the right thing to do, Mom.”


He doesn’t wear a shirt from June 10th-September 5th. In his words, “I need to let my muscles breath.”



I could go on for hours about what a stellar son I have, but you get the picture. He sets the bar high for others, and I’m so proud that he’s mine!

Happy Birthday, little man! I love you so very, very much!

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