Messages on a Board – 16th Birthday Gift List

Son no 3 turns 16 on Thursday this week.  He has been looking forward to this day for so long and it has been all he can talk about for weeks.  He is now at the “legal” age to be allowed to have sex apparently (he is under the impression that the female species are all going to start throwing themselves at him now that he is 16 / legal!

So today I found another message on my board in the kitchen:

16th Birthday List

Item no 1:

The list of music he wants is as follows (I must be getting old as I don’t recognise anything – suppose I can splash out on some iTunes Vouchers:
Pierce the veil (albums)
-collide with the sky
-selfish machine
– a flair for the dramatic
– a celebration of an ending
for all those sleeping (albums)
– cross your fingers
– the lies we live
of mice and men (albums)
– of micr and men
– the flood
sleeping with sirens (albums)
– with ears to see and eyes to hear
– lets cheer to this
black veil brides (albums)
– wretched and divine : the story of the wild ones
– we stitch these wounds
tonight alive (albums)
– what are you so scared of?
– all shapes and disguises
breath caroline (albums)
– hello fascination
– hello is that you…
– its classy, not classic
– savages
mayday parade (albums)
– a lesson in romantics
– anywhere but here
– mayday parade
the word alive (albums)
– deceiver
woe is me (albums)
– bracket
– genesi[s]

Item No 2:

Box of Condoms – This one goes without saying and it is the first thing I have given all my sons when they have turned 16. May be a controversial issue but I would rather they had them and used them than have their lives messed up by unwanted STD’s or pregnancies.  It is not to say I condone or encourage the use thereof….  (PS – Son no 1 and 2 were both finished all their schooling and in serious relationships the first time they used them)

Item No 3:

Tattoo – Still under much debate in our house.  Hubby has agreed to it and it looks like a done deal.   I have emphasized over and over again the consequences thereof and all I can do is remember to say “I told you so” in years to come.
So I hope all his dreams come true and wish him a very happy birthday week!  (Love you my son!)

13 thoughts on “Messages on a Board – 16th Birthday Gift List

  1. Happy Birthday to son no3 and I hope he had a great time celebrating it. Lanthie when it comes to sex, what can you do but be a responsible mother. You raised him, advised him, gave him the tools and now he has to make choices, and those choices will have consequences. It may be controversial for some, but that doesn't mean you are sending your son out to have sex with every female in town. And despite your son putting it on his list, he may not have sex for several years anyway. I'm glad you had the balls to do this, too many parents shy away from it until a grandchild is knocking the door.

  2. Can't bear the thought of a grandchild just yet. SO hopefully he wont need to use them for many years yet but at least he has them when he makes the decision. I have given him a good grounding – he needs to put it to good use.

  3. I think its cool that he was comfortable enough to add the condoms to the list. Communication is everything. I'm still sad for his choice of tattoo so young at age but he will learn the hard way.

  4. My first box of condoms came in handy in college then I found out you didn't need them for that!Love your son's frige messages…they could turn into a book.

  5. You sound like a super cool mom Lanthie. More power to you. Just try and talk to him more about the tattoo. Nothing wrong with them but 16 is a bit young for them in my opinion.

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