George turned 11 (wow I just typed 22 instead of 11 and was a little freaked out there ten years flashed by with two key strokes.)
For the kids' birthdays I go to their school and check them out at lunch time and we go out on a lunch date. Their choice. George chose the Purple Turtle. Those of you who are familiar with Utah Valley probably know of this place. It's a local landmark restaurant that is made out of lava rock and has a large purple roof.
The main reason he wanted to go there was for the Grasshopper shakes which I can't stand they taste like toothpaste to me...bleck. But that's what the birthday boy wanted and so that's what he got. We had a nice lunch talking about what he did in school and how his day had been so far. And I, of course, gave him a hard time about how gross the Grasshopper shake was. It's a friendly disagreement.
Then we went to the local grocery store to grab some donuts as a treat for his class. As we were walking in I grabbed onto his hand and held it. Which he allowed for a few seconds. Then he let go and said "Mom you don't have to hold my hand." To which I replied with fake tears and heartbreak crying "You don't want to hold my hand????" (Okay so maybe the heart break was a little bit real. I was a bit sad that he didn't want to hold my hand) Then I moved on to bribery "If you want the donuts you have to hold my hand." No dice. He wouldn't even hold my hand for donuts!!
As I dropped him back off at his school he hopped out of the car and started walking in, I rolled the window down and yelled very loudly, "I LOVE YOU!!!! I LOVE YOU EVEN IF YOU WON'T HOLD MY HAND!!" He just got a sheepish smile on his face, shook his head and turned red. It was awesome.
Happy Birthday George! Thanks for letting me give you a hard time.
And just to warn you....I've only just begun.
This first picture I went to take and it was on video mode thus the reason this video is sideway...this is what he said as I tried to take the picture. It was in response to his sister telling me to make a photo funia out of his picture.