Boys and girls are different.
I just thought you’d like to know that.
Now, this is not a new revelation.
But it continues to astound me.
And make me chuckle.
Because it’s like this.
I have three girls.
And one boy.
When I had the boy, I thought
Maybe we can just adapt the stuff we learned with the girls
And apply it to the boy.
They are totally different creatures.
This last week for me was just another example of that.
Sam turned 13 last week.
In our house, 13 is a big year.
We don’t usually throw huge birthday parties,
But we do tend to go all out on the 13th birthday.
There have been two girls who have already passed this milestone.
For each of them we had a fancy dinner.
Served by waiters/waitresses (Mom, Dad, and siblings)
On the patio.
Everyone was dressed up.
Well, I knew that was not going to fly with Sam.
No shocker there.
But we still wanted to do something fun.
And maybe meaningful.
So I’ve been peppering him for weeks.
What would you like to do?
What would make it really special?
Something you would always remember?
So, for any of you that might wonder what makes an occasion special for a boy.
A long-lasting memory that your son will never forget,
I am here to let you in on the perfect combination.
You might want to take some notes here.
The combo is this.
Burgers with all the fixings.
By the way, the tomatoes are not for the boys.
But the bacon?
That was by special request.
The theme here is meat.
Next comes ice cream sundaes.
With several candy toppings.
Plus chocolate syrup.
Plus whipped cream.
There is no photo of this.
Because it was devoured before I could get to my camera.
You also need to add some video games.
Late into the night.
And possibly the wee hours of the morning.
Again, there are no photos.
Because Mama was sleeping.
You all have fun now, you hear?
After you have been fueled up by some waffles the next morning
(Because the burgers, ice cream, and huge bag of Doritos have left you a little hungry)
You just need to add in some target shooting.
Lots and lots of ammo.
So there you have it.
The perfect boy birthday.