Let’s keep this short and sweet: My baby turned 18 years old last Saturday.
And now a moment of silence, as I ponder the end of his childhood and the beginning of his adulthood. Sigh times 18!
The emotional thumps on my heart are magnified with C.J., because not only was it just his birthday, but he also graduates from high school at 1 p.m. Saturday. Talk about your one-two punches! Guess I’d better stock up on Kleenex with college starting in late August.
To celebrate his birthday, my son wanted to go to Dave and Buster’s with his big brother, his Core 4 brethren (aka his future college roommate RJ, Ricky, and Jared), and Cody (who, unfortunately, was busy). However, I had a Groupon to Tilt Studio in nearby Katy, so that’s where we went for the first time ever.
Unfortunately, Tilt turned out to be a poor man’s Dave and Buster’s (sorry, kiddo!). But I reminded my newly minted adult that the fun is who you’re with, not so much what you do. Fortunately, I kept seeing smiles on those five handsome faces (whew!).
The guys seemed to enjoy playing all kinds of videogames and competing against each other in basketball and skeeball.
They also had fun playing mini golf and laser tag. After all of that, pizza, soda, and lots of talking finished off our Tilt adventure.
Despite the weak-sauce surroundings, looks like it was a successful 18th birthday for my precious baby boy!