Soooo big! I find myself saying "Baby Alex" out loud and in my head a lot more often lately. I think it is because I am in mourning that there is no bit of baby left as you turn 14. 14! Your voice is deeper than all other men in our family including your dad and your grandfathers. Of course, there is an occasional crack in your voice now & then, but it is happening less and less. Your feet are gigantic (12.5 right now) and you are growing inches (currently 5'10"+) with too short pants all the time.
Trust the process I am writing down the following story, because it concerns you and I want you to remember it and make it a model for your life. Every year starting in fourth grade, you have tried out for the Glen Rock town travel basketball team. You did not make the team in fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade or seventh grade. Four years in a row of being cut, but you still developed your skills, played on other pay-to-play teams over the years an…
Today you are ten years old! However you have been telling everyone for awhile that you are ten, so I wonder today if you will start telling people that you are eleven.
All in The theme of the past year for you is definitely friendship and both learning how to be a good friend as well as who is a good friend to you. This should be easy, but at 44, I still mess up some days or have my feelings hurt other days. You are a fiercely passionate individual. To use a poker analogy, you never just call, you are either raising or all in. Meaning that in your friendships, a girl goes from being just someone in your class that you know to being your BEST friend who you would like to exclusively hang out with all day every day. Then one day, you decide that girl is OUT. And you move on to the next person.
So a couple of things to say about this: firstly, I say you are just like dad, but this all in until you are out behavior is kind of me....in my life (more with boyfriends, caree…
The "fifth" member of any of my family vacations turned 26 this week (that's 78 in hat years!) This occurred while we were away at the beach on a family vacation. As evidenced by the photos (only selfies of course since I am the only one who ever thinks to use a camera), she was with me. She is loyal, always up for an adventure, traveled to five out of seven continents and keeps me looking young both in comparison to her and because she protects me from getting too much sun.
PS. I'm not really what one would call an aficionado, but Go Blue!