Quote of the Day:
“I’m 16 now. I can date, I can drive, and I can get a job. My life has officially started.”
That kid! *rofl*
But… When it comes right down to it, he is not wrong, even if he was joking around. Josh is starting the next chapter of his life. One that will be filled with adult responsibilities… And this mom needs to start cutting the apron strings…
I can’t believe that my baby boy is 16 years old!!!
Josh is a great kid. He sure keeps things interesting, with his goofy tendencies. He loves to make people laugh, and will do no end of odd things to make it happen… I’ve even stumbled across a picture of Josh wearing one of his sister’s bras… He looked silly, and I am not sure what that was about (though I think DubSmash had something to do with it *lol*).
Josh is a hard worker, and when he sets his mind on something, he stubbornly persists until he has accomplished his goal… From conquering the Rubik’s Cube, to mastering Spanish. He works and works until he had mastered his goal.
His latest obsession is fitness and weight loss. He is getting really into strength training and wanted heavier weights than my little hand weights. We got him some adjustable dumbells for his birthday, and want to get him barbells sometime after Christmas… Right now he has attached a bunch of my hand weights on to each end of my deck brush handle to make a barbell. It’s hilarious! *lol*
Unlike the other kids, he doesn’t have any close friends that he hangs out with outside of school. He seems content to spend time with his cousins. It would do my heart good to see him make some good friendships… Maybe getting out in the work force will give him more opportunities for that.
Even though he is now officially allowed to date, I don’t know that he is interested. I’ve tried asking him if there is anyone who sparks his fancy, but he just avoids the issue. He tends to me more private. I don’t think he wants me blogging about things like that, even though I told him that I would respect his privacy and only write occasional things down in password protected posts.
One thing that Josh is really enjoying is his ceramics class at school… I laid claim to all the projects he made last year, and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with this year. He is working on a TARDIS for Alicia, that should be amazing. He’s left the windows open, so that she can put tea light candles in it. I can’t wait to see it!
He has extra clay left over from his Freshman year, so I bought him a set of clay tool things. So now he can work on some projects at home. Then his teacher lets him bring them to school to be fired. I think he is working on a snowman for me, for a Christmas decoration. :) Awesome!
We went to Red Robin, for his birthday dinner. Sadly, Jared had to work and couldn’t make it. :( I hated that we all couldn’t be there… But here’s hoping Josh had a good birthday!!!
I love you so much, Joshy-Pooh! Happy birthday!