It's a strange thing watching your child grow into a real person. As we draw another year of school to a close I realize he and I have learned much along the way. There have been bumps and bruises but also laughs and joy. We have a deeper respect for one another (I think). I admire the trials he faces each day in the big bad world of middle school. And I think he is beginning to see that mom isn't totally crazy. There are reasons for the rules I set and the requests I make of him.
To show my appreciation for the good boy he is I decided we should have a party on the last day of school. It was a BIG DEAL! And we had a blast.
My brother said you provide music, food, and friends - they will entertain themselves just fine.
Potter is a pretty cool kid. Even though we are different in many ways I'm glad we get to navigate these teen years together.