Today there are officially two teenagers living in the Cortright house now that Alex is thirteen. Of course with all the prepubescent hormones raging, it has felt like two teens for quite some time, but today it is official. Thus, a holiday at our house. That's right, no school and no chores (I must give him credit for feeding the dog this morning though). He gets to choose what we are eating and what kind of dessert we're having. King for a day, but he is required to shower before we leave the house.
It really seems like it wasn't that long ago that he was just a baby, but I won't be all sentimental today. I won't go on and on about how cute he was with his yellow blankey and passy, how busy he was during his toddler and preschool years, how I wondered if he would ever be able to pay attention long enough to handle more that one instruction at a time, and how proud I am of the young man he is becoming. Toady we will celebrate becoming a teenager - pizza for lunch, a stop by the game store, and rock band all afternoon.
Yep, life is good even with teenagers in the house.