Comments: And Then... There Were Two

.... happy birthday to Mr. T!..... I will always remember the first time that I met him at the Chattanooga Choo Choo and he was so tiny!....

Posted by Eric at January 20, 2010 11:22 PM

Another teenager in the house, who reminds me of PN sorta...the under the radar, the organizer the planner. I understand your fear of him getting lost in the shuffle...

Find myself with my mouth open...another teenage in the house....

I recall when they were my children's age....

Still read nightly, enjoy....

3 very different boys, all from the same home.

Keep it up, we want to hear how MIT is

Posted by AWTM at January 20, 2010 11:28 PM

Happy Boitday from da guy who's askeeeerd of alligators and who couldn't be an engineer if his life depended on it.

Posted by Jim - PRS at January 21, 2010 12:40 AM

Happy Birthday to Mr T! Love that cake!! ;)

Posted by Pam at January 21, 2010 08:28 AM

I can't believe he's 13. It wasn't very long ago that his tiny self was snuggled up against me watching cartoons at Mo's.

Posted by Sissy at January 21, 2010 08:45 AM

Happy Birthday Mr T!

And remember, Univ of Michigan has one heck of a great Engineering college too!

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 21, 2010 09:39 AM

Woo Hoo! PARTY! Happy birthday young man.

And the Halloween pics - too darned cute.

Posted by patti at January 21, 2010 10:28 AM

I agree with QW, although the one further north isn't bad either (MSU), but if he wants serious engineering and can stay away from the drinking, we have one even further north (MTU) stuck in the middle of Lake Superior.

We were able to convince our eldest that she didn't want to go that far north (MTU) by taking several days to get there to visit (stopping by Mackinac Island and Tahquamenon Falls on the way up), then driving home over the better part of one day. She decided that she didn't want to be that far from home.

Posted by The Thomas at January 21, 2010 12:53 PM

He sounds like a great kid. Check out R.I.T for an engineering school. My son goes there for Real good school. Not sure he would be able to handle the cold and snow though.

Posted by VIPERGIRL at January 21, 2010 01:13 PM

Happy Birthday Mr. T!

Posted by Denny at January 21, 2010 02:31 PM

Happy Birthday Mr. T!!!!

I have a 'couple' of middle children and I think that is always the worry with them that they will get lost in the shuffle.

My youngest is about the same age as yours but I also have FOUR teenage GIRLS! Can we swap some day?

Posted by Lemon Stand at January 21, 2010 02:37 PM

Woopie! :D He's 13 :D Happy Birthday!

On a more serious note, I will pass along a piece of parenting advice to you Bou: Do not ever withhold learning to drive because of bad grades!

We learned this the hard way. Since our oldest son had abysmal grades, we thought it might "motivate" him to not allow him to drive. Well ... he had many friends who could drive and so he always had a ride wherever he wanted to go and it was not sufficiently motivating. Of course NOW it is a serious inconvenience to the entire family! Once they start driving, they can be very handy :) But as passengers and not drivers .... not so much!

Posted by PeggyU at January 21, 2010 04:48 PM

Happy Birthday, Mr. T! (God love ya, Bou!)

Posted by Omnibus Driver at January 21, 2010 05:52 PM

Happy Birthday to a new teen!

Posted by Mrs. Who at January 21, 2010 05:59 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Mr. T!!! I know you'll do great wherever you end up for school (they'll be lucky to have you!)

Posted by Teresa at January 21, 2010 07:24 PM

Happy Birthday Mr. T! And how 'bout a piece of that cake?

And I am so going to dress up as a whoopie cushion next Halloween.

Posted by diamond dave at January 21, 2010 07:28 PM

That picture of the boys throwing the football must have been taken just seconds before it caught in the palm tree. The tennis ball fell out, but the football is still up there.

Posted by Angus of Speyside at January 21, 2010 08:36 PM

Happy birthday to your young man. I had a great childhood, but when I turned teen, and learned what real targets of opportunity were, life that way on both sides, I think. I learned early on to have as much fun as possible and to be smart about it. My mother pretty much supported least with everything she knew about. If she only knew.

Let the good times roll!!!

Posted by Yabu (EOTIS) at January 22, 2010 06:47 AM

Happy Birthday to Mr. T! :)

Posted by Richmond at January 25, 2010 08:37 PM