Saturday, November 15, 2008

A House Full of Boys

My youngest son Kevin is turning ... gulp! ... seventeen tomorrow. I can't believe my baby is going to be that old! Where has the time gone?

He had a birthday party today. Had eight of his bestest buddies over to hang in the basement, eat chips, pizza and soda and, of course, play six hours of video games. It was a great time. I left them alone and made mother of the year from Kevin.

The thing is, sometimes as a mother you worry about who their friends will be, what they'll be like and if they'll be a bad influence. I am happy to say that Kevin's friends are terrific. Nice, polite, wonderful young men and women. I enjoyed each and every one of them. It made me feel so good that he has such friends.

I guess you have to trust that your children will pick friends that will be good for them. Today I saw that my trust paid off.


Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Kevin! My kids still talk about how great you are. We hope you have a wonderful day!

Rachael said...

Tell him Happy Birthday from us!! And, if you ever feel like you have too many boys in the house come on over and we'll play Rock Band or something, I feel that way sometimes too.

Tara said...

Happy Big 17 Kevin!

Maureen, did you say girls? Was there girl at his party? What girl wants to play video games for 6 hours? (besides Rachael, of course...ha ha)