Luke turned 14 in December. In case I didn't mention that here, it happened. I was waiting for the boy to just take off and start growing like a weed on Miracle Grow, but that didn't happen last year. It's happening this year, though. That thing where I wake up one morning and realize I have to look up to him when the previous day I was looking eye-to-eye is happening. And then I blink, and my neck is permanently kinked with looking what seems like straight up at the sky from my diminutive height. Boys grow a few inches a day, I think, once they start growing.
Not only is Luke growing taller, but he's growing more mature in other ways as well. He's not so much the Drama Queen that he once was, and we're grateful for that. (Yes, queen. He's girl kind of dramatic with it, so Drama King is a bit unrealistic in describing what he was.) He's started hiding out in his room far more often now, and he sleeps in until mid morning if nobody wakes him. He's definitely suffering with teenitis.
He's also growing quite the 'stache. Or he was. He'd asked us for a razor toward the beginning of the school year, but he really had nothing to shave at that point so I procrastinated and dawdled, and then woke up one day and was looking straight at a molestache on the upper lip of my 14 year old, and I didn't like it one bit. I bought him a pack of razors. Except that was in November and he declared that it was No Shave November, and he proceeded to take my book of pages and procrastinated and dawdled.
We finally decided to share the book, got on the same page, and he's been shaving off that creeper 'stache as often as necessary. We're all grateful.
Micah got out of the shower the other night and his lower lip was bleeding. Not bad, just a teeny drop of blood every now and again forming to freak the poor boy out. It clearly wasn't bitten or cracked from dryness or anything else visible, so I took a quick peek at my razors. Yup. Not positioned the way I would have put them back. So Micah has been watching Luke shave, and decided to do something about his upper lip, too. Except he shaved his lower lip instead. And nicked himself.
I find this highly amusing for some odd reason. And I'm also hiding my razors.