16 things I learned from my son’s 16 years

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My son just turned 16 years old.

What? I know, right? I am certainly not old enough to have a 16 year old. That is what happens when you have a baby entirely too young.

I have learned some things from being his mom, and here they are.

  1. I worry all the time.
  2. I never feel like you have done enough.
  3. I will never love anything as much as I love him.
  4. He will not go to sleep when I think he should- EVER.
  5. He will have his own thoughts and ideas; completely independent of me.
  6. He will find things interesting that bore me to tears.
  7. There is no one in the world who is more handsome.
  8. There are never enough hugs.
  9. I really don’t want him to drive, it just does not seem safe.
  10. It is hard to separate his needs from his wants. (I want to give him everything!)
  11. His taste in music annoys me to no end.
  12. He really does not care what shirt I want him to wear.
  13. He has strange ideas regarding a balanced diet. (Really? Ramen again?)
  14. He really wants me to let him go to Japan.
  15. He will always ask to drive, even if I don’t want to let him drive.
  16. I enjoy the time I get to spend with him more than anything else.

My son is the most important person in my life. I love him so much that to try to describe it would be ridiculous. I am so proud of him, and he is such a special young man.

I want him to grow up and be anything he wants to be. I want him to use his skills and talents to leave a mark on the world. I want him to be comfortable being himself.

So, my familiar refrain: I am a lucky girl. Somehow, I got to be this kid’s mother, and I am so happy that I did.

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Happy Birthday! I love you so much!

 

 

12 thoughts on “16 things I learned from my son’s 16 years

  1. Shamefully Honest Ocelot

    “He will not go to sleep when I think he should- EVER”

    If we sleep, we’ll miss out on some sort of adventure. One should procrastinate on sleep as long as adventure is available.

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  2. Your son is jaw droppingly good looking. He looks just like you. Awesome work on your part, Acc Boxer. I hope he continues to grow into a wonderful person because you’ve boxed things out of the way on his behalf.

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