Monday, February 21, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday - His Birthday

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I do not like getting up early so I can watch Super Hero Squad. I do not particularly like going to Bur.ger for lunch. Nor do I really like spaghetti for dinner. But he does. And it was his birthday today and I had it off. I would have liked my whole attention to be on him today, but his sister was also home today, so I did what I could with him. So, after getting him to give me 1/2 hour more sleep (I mean, yeah, it was a day off, he could wait until 6:30, right?), I watched cartoons with him, we played with his sister, and the kids got ice cream (her first melt down of the day was when I said 2 hoodsies at 11 a.m. was enough).

During lunch I did that embarrassing thing I always hated that my mom did (and at one time I am sure I swore I would not)--I told him what I had been doing 12 years ago today (being in a drug induced stupor and breastfeeding). After lunch, he spent his gift cards at

We have a long history with Spongebob PC, X-Box and Wii games. We have bought them for his birthday, he has bought them for my birthday (its a platform game--I kick butt on platform games). So, the ultimate perfect moment today--watching and commenting with him while he played his new Spongebob Wii game, while she slept on my chest.

How did he go from this:

To this:

So fast?!



JJ said...

Happy Birthday, M! Happy "birth" day to you, Momma!

Lavender Luz said...

What a handsome birthday boy. Congrats to both of you on a good game and on marking this special day.

Jamie said...

That sounds like the perfect birthday day for a 12 year old.

You've done good work, Mom!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Wow, you have an almost teenager!! Glad you had such a nice day with him.

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

Happy birthday M!!! He's growing up so fast.

So glad you enjoyed your day with him too! I love telling my nieces about their birth day on their birthday!

So glad you had the whole day off to spend with him!

Cibele said...

Happy birthday M! I hope yod a fantastic day