My youngest son just celebrated his 13th birthday. Many of you will realise that that means he will very soon be celebrating his Bar Mitzvah. There is very little talk of anything else in our house at the moment! I have lots to show you pertaining to his Bar Mitzvah, but this post is about his birthday. This years card, like last years, had to be about dogs.Every day he reminds us all just how much he wants a dog. He shows us pictures of them on his phone and we watch clips together from The Daily Puppy. At meal times he shuffles in his chair, "I want a dog. Let's get a dog" he says.
I think he's serious.
Gadi already has a dog walking job. He has also recently taken to visiting the local shelter weekly to take one or two dogs there out for a walk. He's too young to do it on his own though. Mister Handmade in Israel has to go with him. He doesn't seem to find it too much of a hardship.
Gadi, you make me happy, proud and a little bit crazy, all at the same time! It's been a long year of preparations but the end is nigh! Happy Birthday to my smart, creative, book-loving, scooter-crazy, and dog-mad 13 year old. Keep calm, and keep learning. You've got 11 days to go!