Sunday, 29 November 2015

fifteen

Life has been crazy in this house lately, hence the lack of posting. I have not had a chance to sit and think all week. I could fill an entire blog post with tales of colds, of going to the brand new super hospital, of other mishaps and misfortunes but today seems not the time and place. To add to the general November exhaustion, Richard and I had two social nights this weekend. Party animals that we are! I am trying to remember my name. It may come back to me after a good night's sleep.



Sam turned 15 on Friday. He only just was a cute little boy with a twinkle in his eye and now he is a fully grown young man. It is astonishing. Every morning he seems a little more grown up. Birthdays have taken on a different meaning for Sam but there is some of the younger years Birthday magic left: the opening of of gifts in our bed and the Birthday cake breakfast remain important. 

Birthday parties are uncool (for now). Sam invited a friend for a sleepover instead. This translates in to a all night gaming event with very little sleep, plenty of junk food and a whiff of teenage musk all over the house. He wanted a Chinese take-away for the event and he definitely didn't want to have a Birthday dinner with us. Fair enough we thought and gave him money. Richard and I went out for a quiz night and left the younger ones with our capable babysitter. Sam and his pal were not seen until the next morning just before seven, when Sam started throwing up quite impressively. My first thought was secret booze but no, it wasn't. Sam and his friend kept the leftover Chinese take-away warm from about 7:30 pm. In case they got peckish, you know. Sam got peckish at 2 am. In the intervening time the Chinese take-away microbiome happily multiplied. I am glad his friend was not peckish. Teenagers are not ruffled easily and once the mess was cleared (thank you Richard), the teenagers went back to sleep. The next time I saw Sam at around 2 pm, he was heating up strawberry pop tarts in the microwave. I am told these are the pinnacle of culinary delights. The boys briefly emerged at dinner time (bleary eyed and a little spaced out) to wolf down a plateful of toad in the hole and spent the rest of the evening gaming some more. 

Today, Sunday, Sam is still recovering from his celebrations. Only teenagers can sleep all day and still be tired. I haven't spoken to him all day but all the evidence suggests that he's had a great Birthday weekend. 

I like my oldest. He is fun, caring and thoughtful, except when he is not of course. You know how it is with teenagers. 

Happy Birthday Sam!

18 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Sam! He was an adorable little one and I know he is handsome and a great kid today. I'm glad he had a nice birthday. I hope you get some time to recover and that everyone is feeling better soon. Take care and have a good week, Christina.

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  2. Hey Christina,
    Happy birthday Sam!! It sounds exactly the right kind of do for a teen. Minimal adult interference, and left to his own devices with a mate and a games consol. I think that's Alf's plan for his fourteenth in a few weeks time. Here's hoping this week isn't as frenetic.
    Leanne xx

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  3. I love this, you have captured older boys perfectly. Happy Birthday to your wonderful son.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. Two social nights in one week, steady on! Glad Sam had such a good birthday weekend, it certainly sounds like teenage perfection. I hope you have a good week and that any little hiccups are now over. CJ xx

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  5. Well, your post made me smile. Thrilled he had such a great Birthday, belated Birthday wishes. Here's hoping any illness and dramas are now over and you can settle down for a wonderful December. Take care.

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  6. happy birthday Sam.
    if only my soon to be 15 year old thought parties were uncool. he has convinced me it will be great to have 12 friends round.......... I do so hope that most of them can't come.............

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  7. Happy birthday to Sam! It really is quite incredible how teenagers can sleep the clock round and still be exhausted, isn't it? I don't remember being like that at all - but I probably was! :-) xx

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  8. Hope you have caught up on much needed sleep ;). Sounds like the perfect teenager birthday weekend, hope he enjoyed it!

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  9. Hi Christina, In a word "boys"!!! Enjoy that age of parties are uncool and staying in with a mate and the X-box is the way to go!! Hope you have a restful week.
    Wren x

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  10. Happy birthday Sam! I must admit, blogging and reading blogs is slowly slipping way down my agenda at the moment!

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  11. Moms seem to all say much the same thing, "One day you are celebrating their 5th birthday...the next thing you know, you are saying goodbye, as they leave for college". Happy Birthday, Sam!

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  12. Ah yes .... 15. So much fun. You sound like just the kind of mum who understands these things. Well done Christina, you've raised him beautifully!

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  13. He sounds like a pretty typical teenage boy - I hope he enjoyed his birthday despite the dodgy tum. I often worry about alcohol too but my 16 year old doesn't seem that interested in it so far. She seems more sensible than I was at that age - last sleepover their worst crime was chocolate all over the sheets.

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  14. Euwww, poor Sam. He won't do that again! Teenage boys... It sounds the ideal birthday weekend. Have a calm peaceful week.

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  15. Happy birthday to Sam! Sometimes they can be incredibly stupid, can't they? I'm glad he made a good recovery!

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  16. Seems like he had a really cool Birthday! Wish him all the best! Maybe some way it's cool he doesn't want birthday party, cause my 12 year old sister wants and it is a total disaster with planing all that stuff. Looks like a birthday of the princess!

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