Ok .. ok .. ok .
Wait a minute !!! Is my Bear a legal adult now ? Is this possible that he is a MAN?
Whoa - pls pls pls let time slow down a little ?
Today is the day ! Last weekend he graced us with his presence at the cottage and hubby and I spent a full luxurious day with him at our favorite outside spa with hot baths and freezing cold baths and eucalyptus saunas and rain showers . We all had naps on large beanbag chairs and read in front of hug solarium fireplaces . We each had hour long amazing massages and a delicious lunch and talked and talked and caught up with our amazing son
This weekend we are not even seeing him on his bday until after super bowl as he had plan after plan after plan for his bday weekend and they did not involve us ! His real bday family dinner is Tuesday night with two of his best buddies and Didi of course.
We will have his traditional raclette dinner and Cesar salad and fruit and berries and brownies . I can’t wait to have our whole family at a dinner table ! Thank goodness for special occasions
18 things I adore about our 18 year old boy ( man )
1 - he is so classy . Manners of gold ( when not with his parents or immediate family ) . His handshake is great , eye contact great . Makes great conversations . Classy and gracious
2 - he is self confident to the max . In a good way . Not an arrogant way . Humble in some ways but super confident . Goes by the beat of his own drums
3- people look up to him and follow his lead . For so many years now his friend's parents praise him and this to me is a high compliment as he has amazing friends
4- he is independant. Like reallyautonomous . Sometimes that is hard on us as parents but it is amazing for him and his life
5- he is fiercely intelligent and smart . Nothing is ever to much for him and he is like a sponge in terms of soaking up information . To him the world is about taking on challenges and hard things and the more the better . He is a learner and a master of learning . He is scary smart in so many ways in so many subjects but not so smart that he doesn’t have to try . He studies well and studies very very hard. He works incredibly hard for his achievements And this is true for school and jobs etc . He does not have a slacker bone in his body
6- he is so gorgeous . Incredibly gorgeous . The blue eyes , the blondish hair , the huge smile , the tanned toned lean tall muscular type of gorgeous . Surf boy gorgeous
7- he is super funny and can say the craziest things and make us all laugh . So often
8 - he is eccentric and has always done the weirdest movements and noises with his voice . He is eccentric and quirky and fun
9 - he is stylish . And has great taste in fashion . Never had to worry about wierd punk tattoos or green hair from this guy ! He is all fashion and put together all the way
10- he is THE MOST stubborn hard headed person on the planet . For real . Like really really badly . Not sure I love this but could not not include it on a description of him
11 - despite him being like a mule and not being able to move positions - he is a pleasure to raise and has made our lives as his parents really quite easy ( except when he is being a lawyer a lot of the time )
12 - he is an incredible brother . And he puts up with so so so much !! He is bffs with his older brother and has to do a lot of adapting and connecting to have the amazing relationship they do . And with his little sister he is amazing and he never ever gives up trying to become closer and closer to her which with each passing moment they do
13 - he is a family guy and takes this very seriously . He always has a beautiful card and words and gifts for those he loves and commits to family time and occasions on such a loving way
14 - he is so kind and loving with his Didi . Always so welcoming and willing to help out and full of love
15 - he has so many friends and all sorts of groups and types and people in his life . Also has his besties that are always there year after year .
16 - every mom I know and their daughters want to marry Bear . He is a true catch and the full package and their is a line up for this guys heart . But he wants to be single this year !! When he makes a decision he sticks to it
17 - he is organized and strategic and his mind the way it works is incredible . His room his organized and his brain is part people and leadership and pet analytical and data driven . I covet his brain
18 - he is kind and generous and thoughtful and he asks for helps when he needs it and gives it when he has it to offer . He is a good and beautiful person and soul and really has something golden and strong about him that I feel we can all learn from .
I thank the universe every day for giving me this son of ours and we love him with every single bit of our heart and souls
Love you our newly legal adult !!!!!