My firstborn, Sam, is 14 today. You may recall the post I devoted to him when he turned 13, HERE. If you have kids much littler than mine, I know you think they will never be 14. But, they WILL and it is freaking weird and wonderful at the same time.
Everyone thinks their kid is the cat’s meow, but Sam is the LION’S ROAR.
That was then:
And, this is now:
Words don’t often escape me, but it’s tough to do justice to someone like Sam. He is all at once witty, compassionate, crude, good humored and intelligent. Instead of trying to describe him, I asked him to answer a couple of questions, so you can get the full SAM flavor. Hot off the press:
Mom: What does being 14 mean to you?
Sam: For me, being 14 means that I get to watch TV 14 shows. Also, it means that I’m supposed to start getting really pissy (I can’t picture that happening!) That’s pretty much it.
Mom: If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Sam: If I could change one thing about my life it would probably be that I could have more motivation to do things such as homework, practice various things, etc…
Mom: What’s it like having me (SUAR) as your mom. Be honest.
Sam: Having SUAR as a mom is cool I guess. It’s not like I read your blog or anything. You are still the same awesome mom you were before you had a blog. Just sometimes you think you’re really cool just because you’re a runner and have a blog and are sponsored by a chocolate milk company.
Mom: What is your earliest memory?
Sam: My earliest memory is coming out of your v***** and seeing you smile. Just kidding. It’s probably going to that church school daycare.
Mom: What do you hope to be doing ten years from today?
Sam: Ten years from today I’ll probably be partying with my friends in my high-rise condo, talking to Aunt Donna and throwing up from eating so much Ben and Jerry’s. Then as a present I’ll probably buy myself a cat.
Better than throwing up from drinking too much.
I told you. Words can’t describe. I know you love him as much as I do. When you are in the stirrups and pushing that huge head out, you have no idea the journey that is in store for you. It has been a complete and total honor to be Sam’s mom.
Happy birthday my boy. You are priceless and amazing. I love you as a son, but I really, really like you as a person.
I’ll love you forever, I’ll like for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.