Birthdays are a big deal in our house.
As soon as my boys have their birthday, they are already planning for next year.
Jack told me yesterday,
"Mom, this next year is a big year. 15. You better start planning for my quinceanera."
I told him, "You are not a Latina girl. You don't get a quinceanera."
He answered, "I feel like a Latina girl."
"Is that because you want a huge party and a DJ?"
"You would have to wear a very poofy dress."
"Sorry, buddy. It's not happening."
"Alright....then maybe we should start planning for my Sweet Sixteen."
"You don't get one of those either."
We may need to come up with a I'm-A-Big-Boy-Now party idea....
Fun Fifteen? Strong Sixteen? A See-My-New-Mustache Soiree?
Whatever we do...it will be good.
No poofy dresses required.