the boy.

Today is my son’s eleventh birthday.

The party [theme: The Flash] is set for this Saturday – at Mom’s. It involves a bit of road travel. However, as luck would have it (my kind of luck anyway… you know, the bad kind), a heavy snowstorm is forecasted for – you guessed it – Saturday.


Last winter we had a crazy-ass amount of snow. [Global warming my ass!] But snowfall this winter has been scarce (to date). So naturally, the first significant storm of the winter is set to fall on the one day I need it not to snow. Seriously. This is my life. I know it’s not the end of days, but what the fuck?

The party will likely be postponed. And once we find a new date that works for everyone, I hope to hell we don’t get another storm! Crap. I probably just jinxed it.

My poor son!

Last year, the first major snowstorm also occurred on the intended party date. And three years ago, the year my dad died, we kind of cancelled entirely. Dad was getting worse and a party, when we knew he’d be gone soon, seemed inappropriate (and he left us two weeks later…). John and I had a mini-party for the boy’s 7th that year, at home, just the four of us. It was a little depressing.

I confess, though, that I’m glad this crap happens to my son and not my daughter. The boy is pretty cool about such things. He’ll be fine no matter how many weeks the party is delayed. Conversely, my daughter would probably be having a giant hissy fit by now.

She does not take after me… at. all. I swear!


When we first arrived home from the hospital with the boy, we had no idea what the hell we were doing. I never would have believed it before I lived it, but you really do just figure it out. I didn’t read a ton of baby books, I didn’t concern myself with how others thought I should parent. I just… did it. And he was the best first baby ever. He was easy. Calm. Mellow. He slept through the night before he was three months old. [And we stupidly assumed our second baby would be equally as easy. Wrong!]


My son is an amazing kid. I’m not completely biased – I’m told all the time what a great kid he is… by relatives, teachers, his friends’ parents, even strangers. When he was still little… 6 months, a year, 2 years old… John and I occasionally took him with us out to dinner. More times than I can even remember, other guests would walk right up to us to tell us how incredibly well-behaved he was. He never went through a ‘tantrum’ phase. He’s just this adorable, smart, sweet kid.

He takes after me. I swear!

My boy is eleven. Wow.

[I hope this post wasn’t too boring!]


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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14 Responses to the boy.

  1. lolabipola says:

    It wasn’t boring at all! I love that you love your kids 😀

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  2. izabolinha says:

    How could a mother’s love for her boy post ever be boring ?
    At least not for all of us other doting mothers out here 😉
    Wishing the storm will speed up (or get delayed a few days) leaving your Saturday free of snow and with good travelling conditions for everyone attending your son’s party 🙂
    Turtle Hugs

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  3. That was a really cool post. I hope the snow misses you, goes south or north or something… Whatever happens be safe and happy! And tell the boy I love the Flash, too!

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  4. izabolinha says:

    And congratulations to your boy and to you 🙂
    Sorry , my head is in outer space somewhere 😉
    Turtle Hugs

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  5. stephieann8 says:

    Happy Birthday to your boy!

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  6. Wandering Soul says:

    Wishing him a very happy birthday! and I love well-behaved kids 🙂 Lots of love and hugs to him.

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  7. I have a lot of friends in the path of this storm…Hope you have stocked up on wine!

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    • We did postpone the party. However, as it turns out, where I live, only 1-3 inches of snow are expected. But my mom and sisters are south of me and they’re going to get more. And my sister from NYC — her train was canceled.

      But yes, I do have all of the necessities! 🙂 My necessities, anyway!

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