Sunday Coffee – Happy Birthday, Laurence!

IMG_4309Twelve years ago today, I finally went into labor, five days overdue. My third child entered this world several hours later at a whopping 9 lbs 12 oz. Thanks, Laurence! (ha!) From the beginning, he was an old soul, the quietest and calmest of my three boys, the one who communicated earliest, and was the most afraid to try new things. Today, in sixth grade, he loves forensics (of both the debate and body kind), being outside, manga, cats, fashion, superhero movies, cars, musicals, eggs (cooked in just about every form), history, talking/hanging out with adults, and listening to music. He’s a bit of a pack-rat, though he tries not to be, and gets very attached to items that most people would never think of (like the cheap wall clock we’ve had since before he was born that finally died last fall). He’s extremely intuitive and empathetic, and wishes middle school wasn’t so…middle school-ish.

twelveMy youngest baby is growing up. Love you, Laurence. I hope twelve is a good year for you!

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8 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Happy Birthday, Laurence!

  1. Happy 12th birthday, Lawrence…and if you don’t mind my asking him, what kind of music do you like, Lawrence?

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  2. Trisha says:

    Tell him I said Happy Birthday, and that I had the same problem in Middle School.

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  3. Shaina says:

    Happy birthday, Laurence! Seventh and eighth grade were much better than sixth, if it helps. 🙂

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  4. Happy Birthday, Laurence!

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  5. Amanda says:

    He says thanks to you all! Bryan – he likes a wide variety, like David Bowie, the Decemberists, and the Hamilton musical are the first that came to his mind when I asked.

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  6. Kristen M. says:

    I’m not sure I realized that he’s exactly 2 months older than Z. That’s cool! I’m feeling tentative about 12 but that’s because he’s my one and only. Happy 12th, Laurence!

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  7. Kailana says:

    Happy Belated! I read this post on my phone, but just now discovered I never commented!

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  8. Ceri says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Laurence. You’re 12 years old but a seriously cool little man.

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