My oldest is 21yo, today!! wheww-wheeww
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|Sun, 07-13-2003 - 5:45pm|
this is the kid who worked us over. i always say, he provided us with the opportunity to experience parenthood to the fullest. we were able to meet all the principals, administraters and teachers, to the point where we were on first name basis by the end of the first semester....every year. we learned all the rules and laws that go along with suspension, in school and out of school, detention, summer school and extended school. i always told my son, for someone who hates school so much, he spent more time there than most. by the time he graduated(oh, yes he did), he could have earned a doctorate with all the extra time he spent there, making up for laziness, or just plain dumb moves.
i should probably share, i was a sahm, when he was little until he was eight years old, and took he and his siblings to church on a regular basis. i bf him, and whats that new term? attachment parenting?, did much of that. sang, read, discovered, played, worked, and prayed together with him. talked, talked and talked somemore as well as listened. sought out help for him when grades started to fall, fought for him, with him and against him sometimes, in the name of love for my child. i was so very scared during this time he would do something that would be fatal for him, as he just couldnt understand the ways of the world, and just when i thought it would all come to a head, his hormones leveled off, and so did the tone of his voice and the message of his words.
he is truly a kind hearted, considerate, compassionate, very intellegent, respectable, responsible adult who dh and i are very proud of.
aside from all of this, he is probably one of the funniest people i have ever met in my life, and that is one of the most important things i think we need in our lives. i can truly say without a doubt *i* gave him the gift of laughter.
today my son is 21, and i couldnt be more proud of him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEE OLIVER!!