Ah, so school's out for pretty much everyone from today..just in time for the summer sunshine to finally show itself. Although my boys are enjoying the end of their second week of alternately slumping in front of screens or eating everything in the house, interspersed with a bit of warhammer painting or deafening me with electric guitar-playing (this is Son1 and he's very good, thank goodness)
But today is a special day in our house - it's the long-awaited dawn of Youngest 's teenage years. Summer birthdays always seem the longest to come around and last night, having decided to no longer resist being 13, Youngest decided as it was inevitable, he might as well get really excited about it.
He's now exploring his iPad (see image for his personal engraving on the back) and newly-boosted collection of Orks as he awaits the arrival of a few school pals for a party.. of some type.. to be decided when they get here. I just have to provide pizza, drinks and be scarce, which I am more than happy to do.
One thing he won't be doing is perusing my list of must-read stories from the week and this is a shame, because, if he was twenty years older, he'd enjoy them very much, I'm sure. So, happy holidays to you and Happy Birthday to my brand new teenager!
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