So we celebrated another birthday! My son is now 19 years old. That is just too weird. Makes me feel, well, uh, you know...
Anyway, in the morning, he said he didn't really want to do anything for his birthday (with us) and I just can't deal with doing nothing for him, so we told him after some gift giving that we wanted to take him and a few friends to a movie in the evening. Soon after he left the house we receive a text from him stating he just wanted to have a few friends over. We were okay with that. I can bake a cake, order a few pizzas, no problem. First it was for 5 friends. Then later it grew to maybe 10 friends...you get the idea. Anyway, the birthday was a success - impromptu party with I really don't know how many kids - parents dutifully in the back bedroom with our own pizza/movie. They stayed way past my bedtime watching youtube and playing some kind of clapping game!
P.S. Lest you think we are terrible parents, we did have a family birthday party earlier in July!
There's always one at the party who doesn't seem to be having fun...see him? LOL