Shannon Stacey

Boys and birthdays

Last night we packed up our cake and presents and headed to Ma’s house for the Short Kid’s birthday party. It’s a little easier on everybody to have it there so Hurricane WeeBS can be contained in her natural habitat. (I can’t believe she’s going to be three next month!)

Here’s a shot of the birthday boy thinking he’s cute:

What I think when I look at it is yes, he’s cute, but how long as it been since I remembered to get his hair cut?

Anyway. His big ticket gift was a Nintendo DSi XL which, by the time we wrapped up the cake and ice cream and stopped on the way home for dinner, he opened at bedtime. We gave him a few extra minutes because we’re not heartless, but this morning he came down the stairs clutching his stomach and giving me puppy dog eyes.

I don’t even think so, dude. The first words my son heard on his first full day of being ten: “If you stay home sick today, no gaming systems. That includes the DS.”

The first words he said: “I had to try.”

3 comments to “Boys and birthdays”

  1. MrsBoots
      · November 24th, 2010 at 11:29 pm · Link

    So cute! Gotta love boys and birthdays…and I love the fact that he “tried” to be sick for a free day of games!

  2. Karen Templeton
      · November 28th, 2010 at 12:27 am · Link

    He’s TEN???? :shock:

    Holy moly. I think I remember him being…six? And I regularly follow your blog, no less.

    Sad. That I somehow missed it, not that he’s ten. ;-)

  3. Shannon
      · November 28th, 2010 at 1:16 am · Link

    My oldest will fake being *healthy* to avoid missing school. SK, though…he’s the hooky king.

    And Karen, you and I first “met” when I found the eHqn community. The short kid was not quite one and a half. :shock:

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