difficult child's 13th birthday was this past Friday, so we are now officially in the teenage years. He had a really good weekend. Friday I made his favorite for dinner (I do that with birthdays. The birthday boy gets to pick what we eat on his birthday). On Saturday I had family over for difficult child's birthday and he did pretty well when they were here. He was disappointed because it was suppsed to be really nice weather and he asked if we could grill dinner for his party, but it was damp and rainy all day. So, we had to eat inside. At one point he freaked out because he thought I was saying that I would not cook on the grill, but I stayed calm and got him to calm down and explained that I was definately cooking outdside because it was his birthday party and that was what he asked for, but that we just could not eat outside because everything was all wet. After that, he was fine and we had no other problems. I have been asking him for a few weeks to go thought his warm weather clothes with me so that I can figure out what he has that fits him as we are going on vacation soon and I need to make sure he has enough clothes for the summer. So, yesterday I sat with him and we went through his stuff together, and I made sure that he understood that what does not fit him will be going to his brother. There were a few things that don't fit him anymore, but he asked if he could keep them rather than give them to his brother. I told him that was not a problem. We goth through all of his stuff and then I went through easy child's things. easy child had a party yesterday afternoon, so while he was there husband and I took difficult child to buy his birthday present. All in all, not a bad weekend. I'll take it.