for the love

birth love . bio love . step love

He's a Good, Good Boy

8.13.2008


I first have to say that I love my "bonus" kids. Love them. I couldn't have married Aaron unless I loved them as much as I did then. And I love them more, now. Parker and Maddy live with us 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

But some of you may know (from personal experience or otherwise) that step/bonus relationships come with their own set of challenges. Different from the challenges that my 2 year old gives us- like destroying a Wii and the Xbox all in one day- but challenges nonetheless.

And when it's challenging... it's challenging. Especially when you throw into the mix raging, teenage hormones.

But when it's great, it's the best day of my life. Seriously, so happy I could burst.

And lately, Parker has been a peach. Happy, helpful, hilarious- in a really good mood. And let me tell you. I LOVE that kid when he's happy. Love him! (I love him when he's grumpy, too.)
Today is his birthday. Seventeen years old. I can't believe it. So I just wanted to say Happy Birthday Parker! It's been a great summer... thanks for being such a good kid! I couldn't be more proud.
We love you!

Lovies,
Dad, Mandee, Maddy, Maxwell, Charlie, and Jack

P.S. And just to put the rumors to rest... he wasn't grounded all summer, and his cell phone wasn't taken away. And he doesn't have V.L. But he doesn't have a G.F. either. And even though he has "really mean" parents, we also love his guts!




6 comments:

grandma jojo said...

I love his guts too! sorry i have no idea what the codes mean but he is a GREAT kid, always has been. I love you soooooooooooooooooooooooo much Parker. Happy Birthday!!!!

Abby said...

Happy Birthday Parker! I love your guts too!
I don't know what V.L. is either grandma jojo so don't feel bad!

Coontz Clan said...

My sixteen year old is so much more fun not that he doesn't have a GF!! Interesting!

Neva said...

ME TOO, I love his guts too and as for a GF, well I was over there the other day and he was downstairs with a Girl so I'm sure they were Friends so I think he has a GF.
He's such a handsome and kind young man why wouldn't he.
Love your guts and all the rest of you too Parker.
Love, Granny

Emily said...

Happy Birthday to Parker! You do such a great job with those "bonus" kids!!

Aimee said...

Love you Parker...hope you had a great day!