Mom of a Teenager

IMG_6206Yesterday I finally replaced the phone in our home office.  It had an outgoing message on it that our son had recorded years ago.  The phone didn’t work anymore but I didn’t want to throw it away until I could save that message.  I can’t remember how old he was but I think he was 7 or 8.  It’s such a cute message and at the end of it he says “thank you very much” like he’s impersonating Elvis.  I love the flashback pictures that appear on my personal Facebook page.  Last week there was a picture of him about that same age standing in front of the Great Wolf Lodge during Spring break.  Where has the time gone?  I know he can’t stay a child forever but I do miss those days.

Next month he will turn 16!  Sweet 16!   Since starting high school last year he has definitely developed a “whatever” attitude.  That attitude sometimes surfaces when we have to discuss a bad grade or not doing his chores like he is supposed to.  He’s really a good kid but there are times that my patience can be tested.

I’m trying to come up with something to make his 16th birthday memorable.  Milestone birthdays need to be memorable.  It’s going to be a busy few weeks ahead!  I’m busy preparing for a craft show next week and making cards for the many birthdays celebrated in our family in May as well as planning a little weekend getaway for my husband’s birthday (in May).

Don’t forget to check out the newest creations on my website–Dangles.  They were a huge hit at my last event.  Dangles you can add to your purse and dangles you can wear.  The purse dangles can also be added to bridles to glam up your horse!

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