Tuesday, February 09, 2010

10 on the 10th!



Since February 10 is my son's birthday AND since this is his THIRTEENTH birthday, I thought I'd make my 10 on the 10th about Will. Here are 10 things I love about that kid!

1. He loves to laugh and has a great sense of humor! I love watching AFV and Wipeout with Will because once he gets started, he can't quit laughing. Potty humor is still a favorite. Sigh.

2. He is sweet to his sisters. Very sweet. He's just what you want a big brother to be. Don't get me wrong, they have their moments, but he really does look out for them and enjoys their company.

3. He talks to me. About lots of stuff--including girls. I try to do more listening than talking when he opens up like that because I'm just so thankful he's willing to let me in on details. There is so much I wanna tell ya'll about our "girl" conversations but it doesn't feel right to share.

4. He loves all things electronic. Forget the comics from the Sunday paper, he goes straight for the Best Buy ad.

5. He's a homebody. Just like me. We asked Sunday after church if he wanted to go do some birthday shopping and he said, "Can we please just stay home?" The first words out of his mouth every Saturday morning are: "Do we have to go anywhere today?" and he groans if we say yes. Makes me so happy that home is a place he loves!

6. He does most things I ask him to without complaining. Seriously.

7. He is detail oriented. It's not 8pm, it's 7:57pm with him. He's super punctual and is always ready 10 minutes before it's time to go anywhere because he'd rather DIE than be late. (Mom...shhhhh...I know you're laughing because he's just like me!) He's detailed about his clothes, hair, room, backpack, notebooks, etc. He is my child.

8. He's smart as a whip. He gets that from his dad.

9. He's confident in who he is. I'm pretty sure I was not that way when I was in middle school.

10. He still thinks his parents are cool. Aren't we?

HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY, WILL!!! I love you, buddy!

So, if you want to link up with your own 10 on the 10th post, please do. I'd love it!

Oh, and before I forget, Jackie made my new button! Thank you again, Jackie! I love it!!!


19 comments:

Holly said...

I think Will and Noah have a lot in common!! Happy birthday to your boy, who is now a teen!!!

I love the button, Mer!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Happy Birthday, Will. Great list. He sounds like a great kid. #5...WOW!

*carrie* said...

Mer,

I agree that Will sounds like a great kid, and I hope that Nathan will share many of these same traits. Happy birthday, Will!

Mollie said...

What a great Guy!!! He will make some lovely lady a happy person one day- hopefully 10 more years from now...and all because he had good examples & a loving home!!

Happy Birthday Will!!

Tiffani said...

Happy Birthday!! A teenager!! Are you weepy?! Connor will be 10 this year and I already find myself teary at times!!

What a sweet boy you have! Hope y'all have a terrific day celebrating him!!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Sounds like a great kid and a proud mom (as you should be). I'm pretty sure the potty humor thing is found on the Y chromosome. :)

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I'm linking up even though I did 10 yesterday - is that okay? :) And happy birthday to your Will!

Melissa said...

Wow, he does sound like a great kid! I hope he continues thinking you're cool throughout his teen years!

Mary Ann said...

Happy birthday, Will! He probably won't outgrow the potty humor. At least not for a a while. LOL!!!

I came here from With All That I've Been Given and am joining up with my list today! Thanks for hosting!

O Mom said...

Love this list about your son. Great idea too. Next month is my oldest's Bday, so I will do one in her honor!

Michele said...

Alec and Will sound so much alike. I think these boys would definitely be friends if they lived near one another. Well, Alec doesn't talk to me about girls yet. I'm secretly hoping it's b/c he's not interested in them yet, but I think that's a fat chance!! Happy Birthday to your teenager!!!

Katrina said...

Hopefully, Will had an excellent birthday!

Amy in Peru said...

boy do I ever wish I could listen in on those conversations! my boys are close in age so they have each other to confide in... though I do hear some if I let them stay up late enough :)

I posted my ten with a valentine's theme :) feeling kinda sentimental today...

Amy in Peru
http://apilgrimsproject.blogspot.com

His Girl said...

love this list!

also, totally feel your urge to both post those cool conversations about girls, and respect the privacy of your young man. (wish I could do both!!!)

welcome to 13...one of my favorite ages my son (who's now 14) has been so far :)

Meredith from Merchant Ships said...

Happy Birthday!

It's so reassuring to read this, as a mom of a 7-yr-old boy. I've been wondering how long (if?) the sweetness will last.

Carpool Queen said...

Love that he's sweet to his sisters. Of all the things on the list, that will be the most important to them....

Signed,

A very loved little sister

Gretchen said...

We can arrange a marriage at any time. We would even forget about the dowry. xxxooo Happy Birthday, Will!!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What a sweet (and oh so handsome!)guy you have, Mer. Happy Belated Birthday, Will!

whimzie said...

I love that you know him so well. I think that's going to make these teen years easier than they would be if you were just waiting until now to figure out who he is.