Nat is 16 today! I can hardly believe it.
The last few years, he’s had his birthday on camp. This year, however, he came home from camp on his birthday. For morning tea they made him a huge chocolate cake complete with plenty of chocolates on top. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a photo of it, but it sounded delicious.
Tonight, all his cousins came around, along with one of his uncles and two of his aunts and we had a barbecue dinner to celebrate, complete with a couple of cheesecakes for his birthday cake. Zac was disgusted that there were 17, not 16, candles on the cake! I think Nat was more worried that they were black and white candles recycled from his great-grandfather’s birthday cake (his great-grandfather is a Collingwood supporter, Nat supports the AFL!).
Now I’m the mother of a 16 year old! It’s been an interesting journey so far, and I look forward to whatever the future holds.
In the short term, Nat wants to get his L plates so he can learn to drive! We have checked with the hospital and he’s cleared there, so all that’s needed is for him to learn the rules and pass his test! Watch this space.