Friday, March 25, 2005

Birthday boy

My son turned 12 last week, and I have been after him to have a birthday party. We've had one every year he's been in school, and it's been nice getting his special-ed classmates together outside of school for a little social contact. Last year he had a bowling party, and I thought that was pretty successful, and easy for me, and was really pushing for him to go for that again. But he was resistant; he said he was too old for parties. Finally, he decided that what he really wanted was for everybody to go to a local science museum -- a trip that is logistically much, much more complicated than bowling and pizza. This is what I get for pushing the issue. I'm not just hosting a party, I'm planning a field trip. Maybe I'm too old.

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