today! He is so excited! He got a new DS and is waiting for it to charge right now. We started working on the initial set-up. Poor thing, I get so frustrated with him because he still isn't reading and needs guidance every step of the way. The frustration comes in because he is so rude and mean when he doesn't understand something. I know this is because of his own frustration with himself but I am so done with his rudeness. I've told him even though it is his birthday it's not a free pass to be rude today. The other thing he is excited about is now that he is 12 he gets to start working out at the health club. He can't wait-don't know how long it will last but he can definitely use some fitness! We set up an appointment for difficult child (not required) for someone to go over the rules of behavior at the club. We want him to start off on a good foot. Of course, now husband and I are glad he will be working out but worried our stress relief will be gone. We are thinking eventually of going while he is at day camps and then taking him at night so that we are still able to get in our work outs. One more thing he is excited about is that he gets to start riding around in the front seat of the car when only two are in the car (we've told him when husband and I are in the car, we're still in the front seat). Hoping this day will be a good one for him (it's hard to think of him as 12-he was such a peanut when we brought him home at 4 pounds)!