A Son Turns 21

How old do you think I feel? When your oldest child turns 21, there’s a big spotlight that turns on, showing you how long it’s been since you turned 21.

I’d like to take him out for a drink tonight, but I’m not sure I can stay awake that late.

Seems like just yesterday that they were waking me up in my hospital bed to feed him. His body swaddled so tightly, he looked like a Fisher Price person with just his head sticking out of the blanketed tube.

We celebrated his birthday with chicken paprikash for dinner (with an octupled recipe of spaetzle dumplings) and a cherry pie. Yes, we do know how to party.