Saturday, January 09, 2010

Happy Birthday!

This is my heart.

He turned 17 today. It seems impossible. In a life full of blessings, he is one of my biggest, most treasured. I'm a lucky, lucky aunt.

Those are Aunt Mame thoughts. That and a buck fifty will still get you coffee.


CrackerLilo said...

Awww! Happy birthday to him, and happy anniversary of your being his aunt! :-)

Other peoples' children can be so wonderful.

Hermes said...

He is a man now. I've always marveled at inconsistent laws concerning this stage of one's life. I don't know how it is stateside. But in Canada, he could drive, join the military, pay taxes, live alone... just not drink or buy cigarettes.

Who would make rules like that? He can die for his country but he still needs permission to get married. He is still a minor legally but can rent out his own apartment.

Good luck to him as he navigates his way through this part of his development.

Nemeria said...

17?!?!? Already? Really? Wow!

Happy, Happy Birthday to him!

BostonPobble said...

Cracker Lilo ~ ROFL. You got it. ;)

GMOL! ~ Here, 18 is the magic number for being considered an adult. You can vote, smoke, register for the draft, enlist in the military, sign contracts, and legally buy porn at 18. The only thing you cannot do is drink. That's 21. Unless you have enlisted in the military, at which point you can drink with a military i.d. Personally, I'd be more comfortable with the drinking age being 18 and the voting age being 21 but that's just me.

Nemeria ~ Freaky, isn't it?

Neo_Prodigy said...

17 huh?

*commences countdown t-364.*

Rose said...

Happy Birthday to him and Happy New Year to you!

Krystal said...

I have nothing to add that wasn't aready said. :)

BostonPobble said...

Neo-Prodigy ~ Lalalalalalala...I stay out of all conversations like this. Lalalalalalalala

Rose ~ Thank you very very much.

Krystal ~ Thank you as well. :)