September 10, 2013

Reflections of a 13 year old BOY.

This is the thirteen year old boy.  Do you remember when he was ten? I invite you to witness the fleeting balance of childhood and puberty.
















The boy hasn't hit the tunnel of darkness yet. By that I mean he's still pretty delightful and affectionate. I like to watch him, I can tell he's studying the changes in his body, looking for signs of manhood.

Spiderman needn't worry...somehow I don't think he'll get left behind. What do your teens do in front of the mirror?



10 comments:

  1. OMG! Wasn't he just the 10yo boy like 2 weeks ago?

    My boy just turned 11. He still thinks teenagers are weird & teenage girls are scary...it may not help (but probably does help) that all our adult friends here ONLY have girls...either teenage girls or girls closer to his little sister's age (5). And any of their friends, who are also all girls...weird, crazy, scary girls.

    I actually think he's terrified that he's going to turn into one of those weirdos aka teenagers.

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    1. The teen brain is actually considered clinically insane. An old friend who was a neurologist told me that. 11 is a great age, but yeah, I can see how the trepidation might already be starting for your son, with all those older girls around. Plus you just moved so there's transition there, right?

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    2. Yep. Just moved from an area where everyone we knew had fair mix of boys & girls...now there is just girls & the boy still doesn't know what to think of it all. Also stinks most our neighbors are grandparents.

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  2. I'll tell you when I have a teenager. lol

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  3. My daughter turns 13 today and she spends a lot of time in front of the mirror. She does her hair, practices with make-up (which she doesn't wear outside yet), makes faces and takes MANY selfies! My son is turning 15 in a couple of weeks and only spends enough time in front of the mirror to put gel in his hair.

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    1. First - Happy Birthday to your daughter! Second - what kind of gel does your son use? My boy is starting to get unruly hair (on his head). Lol.

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  4. Our oldest turned 10 last month. He's definitely in the Tween stage and the attitude is running rampant. Socially, though, he's not up to his peers. Kids with Asperger's tend lag socially even if they excel intellectually. It's quite the challenge when you have a kid who is 10 age-wise, 13 intellectually, and 7 socially.

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    1. I guess kids develop at different levels differently, and it can really be a challenge as you point out. I have these friends who are really tall; their daughter is a giant kid - she was only two but looked like an average 5 year old. This toddler and her parents were constantly being asked if their daughter was "slow".

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  5. This certainly hit home! (Your posts always do :-)

    My son is a little too shy to show his curiosity but my DAUGHTER . . . omg that's a different story. She thinks I don't understand but I keep telling her, "I was 14 at your age!"

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    1. "I was 14 at your age!" <<< genius, lol. How old is she actually?

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