Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Dear Mica,

You turned 16 today. 16 years ago I I had a c-section because I was low on fluid, you were breech and refused to turn. 

About a week later we bought a car that would in fact fit a car seat. The 2 door Subaru I had wasn’t going to cut it. The Pilot is long since gone, but we still have our Civic today. It’s on its last leg, but cars are expensive with the pandemic. On Friday you’re getting your drivers permit a year late. Last year DMVs were closed. 

You’re excited to go in to high school. Most of the previous year you were remote. You are not excited to wear a mask, and have others wearing masks. You just want to see people’s faces, but you know it’s important to stop the spreadYou’re more open to try new things this year in school. Tennis was going to be a sport you wanted to play. After learning it would never be at school, and there was no late bus we said, “No.” 

Last year we struggled with your crooked back. The specialist said your growth plates are close together, as long as you’re not in pain you’re fine. 

You’re taking your first college course this summer, Philosophy. Our conversations have been interesting. 

Birthday gift: A new phone. Gifts get more expensive as you age. 

I haven’t taken you out for photos, but here you are getting your phone, and at Olive Garden for your birthday meal.

Creepy face just to mess with me.



~ Noelle said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!
Hope it’s a great one!
Hard to believe, 16?!

csuhpat1 said...

Happy Birthday to him.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Happy Birthday Mica! I hope your day was wonderful. 16 is such a great age. I hope you enjoy every day of it :)

Terra Heck said...

Wow, 16 years old already? Happy birthday to him!

mail4rosey said...

Happy Birthday to him! He's so handsome and looks so grown, but I guess if he's driving now (congratulations to him!) he is getting pretty grown. :) And YES! to the gifts getting more expensive as they get older.


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