My son is 15 today.
The boy I gave birth to, my first-born; who would run into my arms for hugs and kisses without abandon. He still hugs me, but they are now from someone who is 4 inches taller than me. He is as close as you can get to being a man and seems about tall enough to be one too.
My boy is growing up.
Today I sat him down to ask him some questions. This, from my son who doesn't talk too much.
What is your favorite food?
Everything, except for the things below.
I do like shrimp, hamburgers and pizza.
What do you not like eating?
Mint, mustard, and raw tomatoes.
(This has not changed in at least 10 years.)
How about your favorite color?
Blue and black.
(When he was little he loved white)
What is your favorite subject in school right now?
History. It's interesting.
What are you looking forward to this year?
The fair. The rides and the food.(No offense, mom. I like your food too.)
I am looking forward to our camping trip too.
(The boy does like to eat)
What do you enjoy doing most?
Playing sports. Football and basketball. I like building
Star Wars things out of Legos. Putting up
posters in my room.
(Two walls are completely covered.)
Where is your favorite place to be?
I like going to a park. Playing football and basketball there are great.
What is one of your favorite memories from this last year?
I really liked getting reserve in show at the county fair last year with my rabbit.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (When you're 20)
I'll still be me. Maybe in the military or in school.
I might like to be a mechanic in the National Guard.
(When he was little he wanted to be a fireman.)
In 20 years? (When you're 35)
I'll be old. I would have my own place. Maybe having a family,
but I'm not sure. Working at my job.
(Yup, when I was 15, 35 seemed old)
What do you like best about having three sisters?
I can tell them what to do. They play with me
and will play basketball and football with me.
I like playing hide and seek with them.
(They do get along pretty well.)
Happy 15th birthday, my son.