Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Big 1-3.

When did this happen? When did my child become a teenager? I remember when he wore Pokemon t-shirts and had a bowl cut. We played "Go Fish" and watched "Blues Clues." His favorite movie was "Space Jam," and the coolest toy EVER was a Bionicle.

Now he wears skater shoes. He has a skater hair style to go with the shoes. He plays games that I don't understand (though he's tried to teach me several times.) "Space Jam" is gathering dust, while TV time is consumed with the Wii.

We are trying to decide what would be appropriate for a 13-year-old's birthday party. We're figuring on a sleepover in the basement (with our preteen daughter safely camping out upstairs...away from the 13-year-old boys.) Pizza, and the Wii...cake and ice cream. I don't really know what's "cool" anymore. Do you send the kids home with parting gifts? Or is that only with little kids? It seems Jay has come home from his friends' parties with McDonald's gift cards, and the like. Or should it be enough that we are serving his friends pizza and letting them rock out to Rock Band?

Perhaps I should send each kid home with a pack of Obama trading cards.

1 comment:

  1. I second the trading cards LOL With K turning 13 this year also I am trying to figure out what to do. We normally eat out at a place of their choice. We only do family parties for their first birthday. I think a sleepover would be great, and no need to send home stuff. Unless they want a little brother or sister LOL Can the sister(s) spend the night at Grandma's or Aunties?