Saturday, June 22, 2013
The 13th birthday milestone: in other cultures, he'd be alone in the woods with a Spear right now
After all, our son is turning 13, utter exhaustion is a small price to pay for this much home-grown fun. If we were in other cultures, right around this time, there are entirely different ways to celebrate. For instance, in one culture I read about, at this age, Christian would have been sent into the woods alone. With a spear. And would not have been expected to come back until he was carrying dinner on his spear. This is the age of risky behavior. So far so good. But yes, we will continue to offer to have "the party" at our house (also known to the kids as "Club Awesome") because that's how we keep an eye on them.
Can we all come back tomorrow, Mrs. Lo, can we, can we, can we? Tomorrow, huh. Sure, as long as we don't have to cook again. And bring some garbage bags, we have a lot of water balloon debris to clean up. Have a great day, everyone! <3 Mrs. Lo