Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Fourteen

I can't quite believe that it is almost a whole year since we were preparing for this. Jewish boys become Bar Mitzvah at the age of thirteen. Last week the youngest son celebrated his fourteenth birthday. It seems to be, ahem, a difficult age. My son wants to be independent, but we still want to know where he's going and when he's coming back. He doesn't want to go to bed at night when I tell him, even though he has school the next day. And he thinks it's okay and entirely reasonable to play on his computer all day. I don't. Can you sense that it's all fun and games in our house at the moment?
Having said that, he might be obsessed with his laptop, but when I do manage to peel him off it, he's still the artistic, creative, bookworm that we love! Once again books had to feature on his birthday card, though really you'll find him with a Kindle in his hands these days. His phone, laptop and headphones are there too, along with some pens and a pencil. He still loves to draw. New additions this year are his skinny jeans and hair gel. He gets his hair cut more often than anyone else in the family, and then spends ages styling it in front of the mirror. Oops! I'm giving all his secrets away...
Finally, I added a little short-legged dachshund, currently his favourite breed of dog, to the card. Yes, he still desperately wants a dog. No, we didn't get one.
Gadi, you make me crazy these days, but I'm also quite proud of the creative, smart and supercool kid that you are. You just need to remember you have those amazing abilities and use them occasionally!
* If you would like to see some of his previous birthday cards, please click herehere, and here.

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9 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy birthday to your young man! I remember wanting to be independent at that age too. :)

Pea bea said...

What a handsome fellow. Happy 14th. I can so remember my sons and daughter at that age. The in between...I'm grown up too much, but still times when they were very much wanting to be little. The one photo looks like he's liking what was written inside...adorable smile.

Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

Sharon said...

What a handsome young man! I absolutely loved the teen years with my son. His friends were always hanging out at our home and called me "mom." So many fine memories! I wish the same for your family!

krishna said...

aww!! so cute.. there doggie in card is so adorable.. you are an amazing card maker..

Linda said...

Lovely card! Happy Birthday to Gadi! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

I can only echo others: What a handsome young man and a cute card!
I also can relate very well to your situation. I know so well how it is when there's an adolescent who wouldn't like to stop playing and to go to sleep in time. :)
Belated Happy Birthday!

Sharon Wagner said...

Very personalized. Good one!

Jedidja said...

I love the dog. It's called a "tekkel" here. Nice card and very good details. Happy birthday Gadi!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Handsome young man -- and in a few more years, he will be just fine in every way! That's a very difficult age. (My husband began teaching middle school when our children were in that age range -- He loved it and I never could decide if he was a saint or a fool or both ;>)))

Your cards are so perfect for whatever occasion you create them. Luck lucky recipients!

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