Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Son!

He's 34 today. This makes me Nearly Old as Dirt. (When he hits 40, I'm officially Older than Dirt.) I'm so proud of him - he married a lovely woman, built his own business from scratch, is a great dad and great friend and great son. People like him a lot. He turned out real good. I'm proud. I don't take a hell of a lot of credit - I think his wife has had more influence on the last few years than I ever did, and I love her for it - but as sons go, he's a winner.


Gae, in Callala Bay said...

What does that make me, Catherine? Erich will be 48 on the 26th of this month, and Anne will be 46 on the 22nd of next month.
These days people tend to tease me about being a Child Bride, but they forget that back in the day, I was a relatively LATE bride at 22. We did decide to start our family asap because Ernst is 10 years older. We really did not expect such an early take-off, because my mother and her sister BOTH had difficulty conceiving. Just to balance things out......
It is wonderful when you realise that your children have become the sort of adults you would like and respect, if you met them today for the first time.
Loving them is one thing, liking them is a different category.

Gae, In Callala Bay

Catherine said...

Hate to break it to you Gae, but you're older than running water. ;-) And yes, exactly: It is WONDERFUL when you see what the world thinks about your kids and realize that they really are as fabulous as a proud mom thinks they are. Because we are biased.

Gae, in Callala Bay said...

Yup, but on good days I don't feel much older than 40.
And to see your young ones doing well with the parenting thing - not necessarily the same way we did, and definitely not same way we were brought up, but doing it well in their own way.
We managed to do something right, didn't we?

Gae, in Callala Bay

Catherine said...

I feel 35 most days, then look in the mirror and wonder why someone put a picture of my mother there. And yes, my kids are great at the parenting thing - and as for the males (son and son-in-law) I'd say they are way above the fatherly examples they grew up with.