Yesterday we celebrated Everett’s 14th birthday! This is the boy that used to randomly scream for no reason, jump off of furniture head first, eat all of the marshmallows out of the lucky charms, bite, and you can’t really tell but in this picture he is up to his knees in mud (with a little dab on his face). The boy I used to describe as energy under pressure, like a can of soda all shook up. My 1,000,000 questions man. “What would happen if……I put a pickle in the microwave, would it explode? I put a toothpick in the flame of a candle? I put a bug in some kool-aid and put it in the freezer?” “If all three of us kids were being washed away by a tidal wave and you could only save one of us, which one would it be?” “Do you think I could get a football scholarship to a good college?” “If I ate a whole loaf of beer bread, do you think I would fail a breathalyzer test?” on and on and on……Here is his birthday list:
- Rock Band for the Wii
- bigger bed
- new earphones for ipod
- red duffel bag
- good movie/book
- money/gift cards
- coffee maker for my room
So are we terrible parents? He now has a coffee station in his room. A 4 cup Mr. Coffee, along with sugar cubes, creamer packets, and his own mug. We were tired of sharing our coffee. I know, I know – terrible parents! So, changing the subject….here are a few things I’m working on.
Changing up this china cabinet. Which is just a jumble of clutter.
Making things. Origami peace crane mobiles.
Reusable coffee sleeves.
Some of these projects are for my PIF (pay it forward). As soon as I get them in the mail I’ll let you know so you can stalk the recipients blogs to try and get packages from them.
I may be absent from here for a little while. I’m feeling a bit short on words these days. I also feel like I’m on the verge of some creative direction that I would like to ponder for a bit, and roll the ideas around in my head before I make any decisions. I’m planning on just observing what you all are up to for a while. That sounds just right for now.