Happy Birthday Kyle!

kyle-with-blank-pistolToday is my oldest son’s sixteenth birthday.

Kyle is everything you would want in a son; he’s smart, he’s an accomplished athlete, and he avoids the drama which comes with a girlfriend like the plague. Sadly, all of this is negated by his sarcastic attitude. (Kidding.) I have no idea where he gets it, but I blame his mother.

It’s been an up and down few months with the boy. While his honors classes have been a breeze thus far, the lacrosse team still does not have a head coach. The situation is definitely stressing him out. and with the season starting in May, the school needs to hire someone, stat.

For his part, Kyle has not asked for any gifts. We’ll get him something, but he said he really doesn’t need anything. We are, however, taking him and the family to a Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey game this evening. That should tide him over.

I offered to hold a Sweet Sixteen party for him, but the only response I received was a scowl… and possibly a single raised finger.

Happy birthday, Kyle! We love you.

Happy Birthday, Kyle!

Kyle In Goal

Today is my oldest son’s 15th birthday. Kyle has always been an outgoing, personable kid who makes friends easily. A self-proclaimed dork, he has a “crew” of nerdy friends, but also a decent amount of pals from the “cool” clique. Thankfully, there is no girlfriend in the picture yet.

Like most boys, he enjoys playing sports and video games. I usually have to fight him for the computer or the PS4, but when he isn’t riding his bike, he is doing tricks on his scooter. It’s nice that he is more of an outdoor kid than an indoor one – all my kids are. Too many of his friends stay inside an play video games all day.

Kyle landed all honors classes in high school, and while it is not easy, his grades are okay. Not spectacular, but okay. I give him a little leeway because I know how hard he is working, but he knows some grades need to be improved.

Kyle’s birthday dinner will be pancakes – natch – and he wants a new helmet for his scooter. He’ll be getting it. As an added birthday bonus, the high school lacrosse meeting is after school today. Lacrosse is all he has been thinking about since September.

Happy birthday, Kyle. We love you.