Thursday, May 5, 2011

You're gonna want to see this one...

1-Veggie Teen had a birthday - he's sixteen...  if you look closely at his knee you can see that he even got a vehicle... his favorite Hippie Van :)

2-Okay, so he got a little bit more than that... 
funny he is still rocking the neighborhood by playing on the piano forte upstairs... we met our brand new neighbors - and they didn't even ask our names... just "who plays the piano?"... luckily that was followed by "I like it" and not by "hey kid, could ya tone it down a little?" or "you little brat - I'm gonna call the cops if that wakes me up again!"
3-16 is a rite of passage in our family... it is the age when you're allowed to *gasp* Date...

Guess how long it took before he was invited to go somewhere...

24.2 hours.

Guess how long it would have been before HE did the inviting...

more than that.  a lot more.

Thank goodness girls are a little bolder these days...

and creative too... the "signature" to the invite was buried in a (reportedly) delicious chocolate cake.  Which looked a lot better before digging out aforementioned signature...

4-The kids are playing soccer...  M even occasionally will get near the ball.

Don't look closely - don't notice that her shorts are on backward... just appreciate the miracle of her foot making contact with the ball and not someone's shin.  I once caught her doing a little boogie near the goal... the game had obviously lost her interest... I wish I'd had a camera though because that was quite the talented little hip-shaker out there.

5-H plays too... as does Po... unfortunately their games are almost always scheduled at the same time and try as I might I have not been able to be two places at once.  I'll keep working on that.

As you can tell from the picture Soccer is not about exercise or skill... it is about fashion...

Check out those socks (not my daughter wearing them...  just a friend with awesome taste in leg wear)

6-Speaking of great taste - M has obviously seen the new trend amongst the teens - wearing two different colored Cons...  she decided to put her own spin on it.
and yes - I did let her go to school that way. (although I did tuck the matching pair in her backpack... just in case)

7-The REAL news of the week?

It's what I let my kid go to school WITHOUT...

I'm really torn...  because when he asked if I'd cut it last night I was having a "shock and awe" moment.

and this morning...  not a word was said... I don't think ManOfTheHouse even noticed... 

This little tiny strand of hair was such a part of his identity for the past year I'm not sure what's going to happen without it...  He is NOT a rebellious child... and even if I weren't his mother I think I'd be impressed with what a good kid he is...  but he just likes to be a little "different"...  and this was his non-permanent, non-bizarre, non-illegal way to stand out.  And now it's gone...

A moment of silence please...

13 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

Wow.
What will he do without it??????

Happy Birthday to the musical veggie teen!
Let the whiteknuckles commence.
(uh, that's your knuckles, not his)

Garden of Egan said...

I love being first.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Yes 16 and white knuckles do seem to go together. Good luck with that. And all of it actually.

Kristina P. said...

That thing is scary, even on the table!

Barbaloot said...

Hooray for soccer season! I'm having a blast watching nieces and nephews play:)

Happy Birthday to the musician!

Sher said...

Happy Birthday to Veggie Teen. Wow! on the socks. And did your jaw drop when you were asked to cut off the Jedi braid? I take it he likes his new keyboard and it has some good volume? I could sure use his help writing a tune and playing some rocking chords for Derek's surprise "rock song". Can he be here by 3 to work on it? I don't think I'm "a little bit rock and roll". Sigh. I'll work on it myself.

Saimi said...

Awe, Happy Birthday to the Veggie Teen!! 16 is a BIG one!

Cluttered Brain said...

Happy birthday to your veggie teen!
And congrats on the date invite. Sounds messy if you ask me...lol.

Who's braid is that again?
lol...did you say he?
I'm not sure.
Love ya T~ Hope you have a fabulous Mother's day!

LC said...

Fun news all around. I think the keyboard will definitely get used. Good for T and all those creative talents. He is a good guy!

Cheeseboy said...

Happy big 16 to your boy! And I hope his first date was a good one. I wish my boys would take up the piano. That alone will help him get a ton of ladies.

Megz said...

Is there a rebel replacement for the braid?? Or is he just done with the unique hair phase?
I wouldn't mind hearing him jam on his new keyboard. Happy latelate Birthday!

Missy said...

What a handsome 16 year old!!!
Good luck!!!

Love the boogie dance!!

Happy Mother's DaY!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Man, 16 years old? DO kids really grow up? I'm not sure I can handle it!
And I love that M's shorts are on backwards.
Truly.