Thursday, August 11, 2011

Child #2 turns eighteen!

Happy Birthday to Child #2!

He is now the ripe old age of EIGHTEEN!

It's a bit of a shock to Mr. Summy and myself. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were zooming (truly zooming because I'd put off going to the hospital) along the highway to Scripps for the birth of our most mellow child.

As of today, Child #2 can legally vote, join the military, get married, buy cigarettes, gamble, buy adult material, and go to a strip club. I might have missed a couple of privileges, but basically I think that's about the extent of it.

Instead of indulging in any of the above, Child #2 chose to get his teeth cleaned. Well, not so much "chose" as "went to the appointment set up by his mother at the eleventh hour this summer."

At this appointment, Child #2 filled out his own health history and signed various legal papers. However, when it was discovered that Child #2 has a humongous cavity in an upper molar, a cavity that is threatening to devour the entire tooth, a cavity that will only be tamed by an expensive crown, the dentist called for the mother. Apparently, eighteen year-olds are not responsible for their dental bills. ;)

All joking aside, we are very, very proud of Child #2. He's all the things and more that you hope for in a child (oops an adult!): creative, hardworking, humorous, thoughtful, smart. (Notice the alpha order.) He's a joy to have in the family. And we're excited (albeit sad, too) about the next chapter in his life--he leaves for college in two incredibly short weeks.

Our female veiled chameleon laid 42 eggs today. Perhaps in honor of Child #2's birthday! I'm not at all convinced the eggs are fertilized. They just don't look quite right. For example, they're not very white. That said, I've been wrong about many, many things in life. And I'd like to be wrong about this!

Happy Birthday, Child #2! Here's to an awesome year!


Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!that's awesome!the first thing my brother did when he turned 18 was go to South Carolina abd buy fireworks.He was almost late for his suprise birthday party!(: right after graduating he went to michigan to with his girlfriend who was pregnant.we just back back in July from visiting them!we really miss him but irvgets better mom has 4 more still here at home.but my sister will be 18 in a year and a half:/
I can't believe she had eggs!that's awesome,I hope everything goes well and that the eggs ate healthy and fertelized(:

Travis Erwin said...

Happy Birthday to numero two-o!

Barrie said...

AbaGayle: Your comment cracked me up! I wonder if Child #2 will request a recipe!

Barrie said...

Thank you, Travis!! your kids will be there before you know it!