Today was Earth Day. We get pretty wild and crazy here at Bean Casa. We had presents. And cake. And tons of candles.
That wasn’t for Earth Day. That was for Justis’ birthday. His 17th birthday. Can you believe he’s 17? Already? I say this every year, but where does all the time go? Next year he’ll be 18. EIGHT FREAKIN’ TEEN. Excuse me while I sob for a moment.
Since words have escaped me, let’s recap Justis birthday in pictures.
Justis opened his first gift to find…a Christmas stocking. In April?
Oh wait. It’s a gift certificate to the gas station. And the keys to his new (to him) Geo Tracker. After last year’s prank I think Justis was a little underwhelmed with his gift of car keys. Did these keys really go to an actual car? One that could be driven? By him? Or were they to a matchbox car like last year.
Well this year they are to a real car. The Geo Tracker that we’ve had for a while and have been teaching him to drive. It’s a manual transmission. It’s been nothing if not entertaining teaching him to drive a stick. I’m pretty sure I’m suffering from whiplash after yesterday’s driving lesson. Took me back to when I was learning to drive my new (to me) ’79 Chevette.
When he saw his new cell phone he said, “I knew I was getting a cell phone.”
“How?” I asked.
“Because my phone just went out of service a little bit ago.”
So maybe I shouldn’t have activated it until after he opened his presents?
He seems pretty happy with his gifts…especially that new phone. Does he like the phone better than the car? What kind of teenager is this?
And this year we actually had candles. No improvising like last year.
I hope he made a good wish. Although he already got a car. What’s left to wish for, right?
Happy 17TH Bearthday Justis!