The tweedles turned 14 today.....

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by timer lady, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    & it's been quite the blaancing act between visits & celebrations but I think it's been a successful birthday.

    husband went to visit wm & take him out to pick out his birthday gift( a new bike per foster mum's rquest). husband threw in a helmt because we are just a bike riding helmet wearing family. wm infromd husband that he wasn't wearning the helmet .... husband informed wm (wth foster mums approval, that the bike would be locked up in that case). Pretty much deflated wm's attitude toward helmets.

    We took kt out yesterdy for her bike....she & PCA went out to mall to spend birthday money burning a hole in her plket. Chris BRown CD & earrings. AFter husband got home we took kt out to dinner & we have a Culver's ice cream cake we're about to serve.

    wm's birthday cake is tomorrow & I will be atgending the cake & ice cream.

    I have the feeling I'll need to start the plan for the tweedle's birthday next year tomorrow. I feel as though I'm hopping from one trampoloine to the next.

    All in all a good birthday for both!
  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    :hapBday: :hapBday:
    KT & WM​

    Bikes are good - you did good!!! :)

    For next year? 15 years old? drivers permits!!! :rofl:

    Just kidding - I shouldn't scare you like that. Tell them they need atleast a good 7 years of continous 100% helmet wearing bicycling before even thinking of a car.​
  3. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Glad that the day went well. It seems like you have worked out a nice little plan to include celebrations for both.
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So glad the day went well for the Tweedles:) All of your careful planning paid off! I like the bike helmet rule-we have the same one here.

    Happy Birthday Wm and Kt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hapBday:
  5. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Congratualtions to all of you!! I think 14 yo is a turning point. You seem to be handling it well and things went smoothly...

    Way To Go!!
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    happy birthday to both kt and wm!!!!!

    WOW, it doesn't seem they should be so grown up, does it? Sounds like you are having a pretty successful set of celebrations, glad you can go to wm's.


  7. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on their 14th birthday!

    Here in Israel, it is illegal to ride a bike without a helmet!

    You are quite right to insist on it.

    Anyway, enjoy all the double celebrations, and then get a good rest, which you truly deserve.

    Love, Esther
  8. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Wow, 14 just sounds so old. Happy Birthday wm & kt! Great job balancing both celebrations!
  9. Charmedpea

    Charmedpea New Member

    Happy Birthday difficult child..

    My difficult child 14th birthday is in a couple of weeks and she wants to go shopping. Which i'm half & half looking forward to.. Lets just say our taste in clothes are different.

  10. OpenWindow

    OpenWindow Active Member

    Happy Birthday kt & wm!

    And congrats to you on successful celebrations!
  11. ML

    ML Guest

    Happy Birthday to the tweedles! You're doing an amazing job mom.
  12. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    wow you really were hopping, forget about the trampoline a pogo stick would be more effective, LOL
  13. bran155

    bran155 Guest

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWEEDLES!!! I am so happy you all had a good day. :)
  14. svengandhi

    svengandhi Well-Known Member

    I like your response to the bike helmet and the fact that foster mom supported you. In my state, helmets are mandatory until age 14, but I haven't told my kids that yet! My biggest problem was H, who refused to wear one until I deflated all of his tires and told the kids he was grounded till he wore one.

    I am almost on my 3rd 14 year old and they are amazing at that age. I hope they both enjoy their bikes - mine loves his.
  15. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    We went through the bike thing, too, and difficult child didn't care whether the bike was locked up. I just don't get it.
    I hope this proves to be a good yr for you all. :)
  16. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Happy birthday tweedles. congrats to you for the balancing act.

  17. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Thank you all.....wm's birthday cake will be Monday or Tuesday night (pray Tuesday).

    I'm sorry about the spelling - I was having trouble with my sight last night - apparently more than I was aware of. I thought I had caught everything. What a mess.

    I'm praying that kt continues to grow & mature this year; that wm starts to stop & think & make good choices. That we begin to see a bit of maturity in him as well. I'm praying this will be one of the best years we've seen in kt & wm.
  18. Jungleland

    Jungleland Welcome to my jungle!

    HAPPY BELATED BITHDAY TO THE TWEEDLES!!!!! I cannot believe they are 14 already! Good thing they are getting older, but we arent! LOL!!!! :hapBday::hapBday:

    Hugs and love,

  19. Sorry I am late in this, but a Happy Belated Birthday to the Tweedles! I am glad that their celebrations went good. Bikes are a wonderful idea. difficult child wants a bike - last time he had one, it didn't get locked up and got stolen, problem is no where to really put it.

    Have a wonderful celebration with wm.


  20. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Happy belated birthday to the Tweedles from another board auntie!!!1