Friday, September 10, 2010

Birthdays and Boys


"Mom, here's your present. Read the card first."

"Oh, Aidan. Did you make it?" I asked.

"Nah, but it's funny," Aidan says.

So I pluck the card off the top of the present and open it. It's one of my cards... that I made.

I look at him sideways. Certainly he knows I made it?

"Read it, Mom!" Aidan insists.

"I must say you look fabulous." I read and then I open it to the inside, "And on my birthday you must tell me I look fabulous."

He laughs and laughs, and so I laugh. At him.

Finally he breaks off, "Funny, Huh, Mom?"

Yeah Aidan. Funny. On so many levels.

And I get the feeling that he and I will split the Lemonheads he bought me for my present.

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