My son is 9. Which, I’ve been informed is the new 13. And I believe it. The things he talks about I don’t remember even being aware of until I was a teenager. I’m not sure how I feel about him growing up so fast (Okay, that’s a total lie. I hate it!), but I’ve noticed a few changes in the boy lately, so I’ve put together a list.
Signs your child is about to hit puberty
After a shower he comes running to you saying:
“Mom, guess what? I have back hair! Wanna feel?”
The door to his room is always locked. Always.
Ipod buds have become permanently implanted in his ears.
When you comment on his “cute wittle dimples” he replies with:
“Yeah, I’m a chick magnet.”
There is never any food left in the house. Never.
He says he just saw a video on YouTube and wants to know if a “Master Baiter” is some kind of fisherman.
Girls have gone from “annoying” to “kinda soft and not too bad”.
His eyes seem to be able to roll all the way back into his head. But only when adults are speaking.
You are suddenly “Dude”, his music is “tight”, and his friends are all “gantgsa’, yo.”
He texts you from the next room to ask if dinner is ready.
And the most fun part about all this? I realized I’m going to have a toddler and a teenager at the same time. :O Lord help me.
~Trigger Happy Halliday
Friday, June 19, 2009
Posted by Gemma Halliday at 5:00 AM