Last Sunday we had a birthday. My first-born son turned 10. I now have two ten-year-olds. And that is making ME feel old.
For his birthday he received quite a bit of money. We told him he couldn't buy any new Wii games unless they were "active" games. We also said no to lots of little toys. He decided to save up for the new Hogwarts Lego Castle. But then.....
....he remembered that he really, really wanted a chicken for a pet, but the military housing office won't allow 'undomesticated' animals (don't even get me started).
The next best thing was a bird. So we headed to the pet store and looked at parakeets and cockatiels. We came home with this lovely little girl.
Her name is Brittney. She's a baby cockatiel. She's really nice and is learning to "step up" and be held. At times she is fiesty, but she's quickly becoming a boy's best friend.
He wants to thank all the grandparents who gave him the money. He's very happy with his new bird. And I'm happy that I'm not the only girl in the house!!!!