It ended up being a day for just the two of us, and it was great 🙂
I got all the presents out last night then wrapped them…
My Mom and I went shopping yesterday and picked up the Jaffa Cakes (which Jeremy loves). I mentioned to the shop keeper that Jeremy was really into Doctor Who and was informed that all the teens who watch Doctor Who want Jammie Dodgers and Jelly Babies. Okay then, some more candy went onto the pile. And I couldn’t resist the puppy picture when I found it at BouClair (one of Jeremy’s favourite shops). Lately, every time Jeremy’s asked to guess something he asks, “Is it a puppy?” in blatant imitation of my friend M. I was thrilled to be able to tell him today that I did get him a puppy. He informed me this was the best type of puppy because it doesn’t need walking or cleaning.
Jeremy loved his card too although he was disappointed one of the balloons didn’t have a fancy string…
I’ll work on that next time LOL. The card says “Today is going to be so happy… Today is going to make all the other days jealous”.
I made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, at Jeremy’s request then he built circuits while I baked his cake. And then we went to his favourite Japanese restaurant for lunch, followed by go-karting…
I’d deliberately taken this shot from behind so I wouldn’t get Jeremy’s face in the shot, only to realize once we got out of the building that Jeremy had turned so his face would be in the photo. Crap.
“Jeremy?” I asked, holding out the camera. “Do you think anyone could tell this is you?”
He peered intently at the screen. “I don’t know. Maybe.”
“I was taking the picture for the blog,” I explained. “I didn’t think you’d turned. But it’s okay, I can blur your face.”
“But Mom! What if someone sees the background and recognizes the track? What if they think ‘I’ve been there before’ and look at the date and see my birthday was the same day? What if they realize it’s me?”
I look at the stats on the blog. At the beginning, the majority of the readers were in the States so I was able to tell Jeremy no one would know who he was. But I’m getting more visitors from Canada which means there’s more of a possibility.
“Jeremy? What is the worst that could happen if someone recognizes you?”
He stopped for half a second to stare at me. “Well, people would know who I am. People would know this is me on the blog.”
“Okay…” I drew the word out. As far as I could tell, he was stating the obvious.
He stared at me again. “Mom,” he said then paused. “What if I got disowned?”
I had absolutely know idea this was a worry of his. No idea at all.
“Jeremy, that’s not going to happen,” I protested. He didn’t look convinced. “If anyone ever disowned you, I’d disown them,” I promised and he grinned.
We walked a few more steps. “Hon, seriously. No one’s going to disown you. I already have two gay cousins.”
And he relaxed.
Then came Jeremy’s favourite part of the day. We went shopping. We went to Target, Value Village, Staples, Dollarama, and then back to Value Village. Well he went back to Value Village, I ditched him to go grocery shopping. Jeremy loves shopping and, well, it was his birthday so I tolerated it.
Also, I don’t know why I thought his birthday candle was pink, maybe because that’s the colour in every video I’ve found, but it turned out to be blue. It didn’t play music but it did spin so it was fabulous…
You can see Jeremy’s new Doctor Who t-shirt and his brand new Doctor Who necklace from Emma. The necklace contains both a watch and a mirror. Jeremy loves it. And his shorts really are silver.
Happy 17th birthday Jeremy! You’re an amazing kid. I’m very lucky to be your mother.