Birthday a reminder that kids grow up too fast

JUST two days ago I had the best weekend with my two little ones, but when I say 'little', they are far from it.

Over the course of the relaxing weekend we celebrated the birthday of my eldest who turns 13.

He doesn't actually have the milestone until next week, but with calendars and work commitments that was the only time we could get together and eat takeaway food while blowing out candles.

Each time I see my kids they seem to have grown and changed in some way for me to question if they still are my children.

Each time their expressions change, the looks they give me get funnier every time, and I love it.

My son really loves the first year of high school and all the trappings of it, and there's been one part which he has taken to like a duck to water.

That's manual arts. He is in love with building things and making stuff out of nothing, the new 2014 version of MacGyver, I reckon.

The best present I could get him this year was a tool box full of gear so he can go to town on anything he wants.

His eyes lit up when he opened the presents and you could tell that I was on to a winner.

I'm hoping that when I come up and see him again he'll have made a coffee table, chest of drawers and perhaps a mini cubby house just for starters. I'm hoping anyway.

The other side to all the fun of his first year of high school is the second half of the year and doing home economics, something he's really happy about.

I told him it's all about sewing, cooking and the like so he's taken a huge dislike to it straight away.

I'm guessing the next few months will be an interesting time to say the least.

Back on the birthday time with my kids, they both seemed to enjoy themselves.

We enjoyed copious amounts of soft drinks, fatty burgers and a few ice-creams to get the party going, and by the look in their eyes when we all woke up to watch the Sunday sunrise I guess I'm on to a winner.

Happy birthday to my little boy! Growing up too fast!



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