Wednesday, October 04, 2006

And Now It's Official...

The Saint and I have a teenager.

He doesn't look any different. Doesn't sound any different (though his vocabulary is increasing exponentially, and sometimes, it's of the four-letter variety). He has the same voice he did yesterday, though that'll change soon.

He's still the same wonderful kid I first held thirteen years ago. Smarter than ever. Wonderful big brother. Spectacular son. We're lucky.

And he's 13 today.

I keep wondering whether I'm old enough to be the parent of a teenager, and I realize I'm the same age my mother was when I turned 13. I'm a year older than my father would have been.

So, yeah. I guess I'm old enough to be the parent of a teenager. I'm lucky enough to be the father of this teenager.

On another note, The Saint and I are off to San Diego tomorrow. My cousin Matt is getting married. I'm a groomsman. That's funny. I haven't been in a wedding in 8 years. I bought my new black suit, and two plane tickets, and three nights in San Diego... worth every penny. My cousin Matt is my daughter's Godfather, and he's fabulous. I'm Catholic. Never been to a wedding anywhere except in a church... Well, I take that back. Two of The Saint's friends got married in interfaith (Catholic-Jewish) ceremonies, inside hotels.

Why do I mention this? Because Matt is getting married on the beach. In a black suit. Nearly identical to the black suit I'll be wearing.

To add to the general delirium, The Saint and I just had an anniversary (and have I mentioned that The Saint is a Saint?)... so the Happy Thoughts are piling up right now. Kind of hard to write a dark thriller when I'm all bubbly and gushing, but I'll manage.

I'll be offline for a few days. Happy long weekend, everybody.


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Blogger skinke said...

What is a groomsman? Over here we have a bride, a groom, and a best man.

1:57 AM, October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A groomsman is all the men in the wedding party that isn't the best man. We had 11 on each side. 11 bridesmaids, and 11 groomsmen (this number includes the maid & matron of honor and a best man).

Have a great stay in San Diego Adam!

12:15 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Hope all went well, Adam! So nice to hear of happy times. Post a pic of you in that nice back suit.

12:49 AM, October 08, 2006  
Blogger Adam Hurtubise said...

Actually, a groomsman is a male in the bridal party who is neither the Best Man nor an usher.

We escorted bridesmaids. There were two ushers who escorted guests to their seats.

Great trip. I'll blog about it soon.


10:25 AM, October 09, 2006  
Anonymous jamie ford said...

My daughter turned 13 on October 5th...our first "teenager"...congrats/condolences...

3:44 PM, October 16, 2006  

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