Young Ladrinka is Ten

by Marinka on June 21, 2011

Today is Young Ladrinka’s birthday. He is ten years old.

I know I’m supposed to say things like “where did the time go?” but I know exactly where it went.

You know, because I have a calendar.

So he’s 10, and since my daughter got a cell phone when she turned 10, by god, he was going to get one.

And he did. And he sends me the most wonderful texts.

Like he was having breakfast and I was reading the newspaper in the living room and he texted me “AJ, please.” So that I knew to dash on over and pour him a glass of apple juice. Or at least text back, “Get it yourself!”

And then when I was at his baseball game the next morning, he texted me that his friend is being really mean to him.

“You’re not even on the same team,” I texted back. “I haven’t seen you talking to him at all.”

“I no,” he texted back. “But he still says mean things when I’m pitching.”

“It’s KNOW,” I texted back.

“I no, just text talk.”

So now I get about a million texts during the day. My favorite was when I dropped him off to get a haircut and went to a nearby coffee shop to get a nutritious and restorative cup of coffee.

I was mid-sip when I got a text from him.

“The shampoo was relaxing im getting my hair snipped now.”

I just thought it was very adorable.

And not just because I’m pretty sure that it’s the first time this month that he’s had a shampoo.

Happy Birthday, Young Ladrinka. Underneath all the laughter, there are still days when I can’t believe how lucky I am to be your mother.

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Loukia June 21, 2011 at 12:23 am

Oh my gosh, how sweet. I can’t wait for my boys to turn 10 so they can get their own cell phones so we can text all day long!

Happy HAPPY Birthday to your beautiful baby boy. 10! Wow.Where DOES the time go? (Such a cute picture of him!)

Now I am all emotional and am going upstairs to kiss my babies. My rather big babies, who are almost six and almost four. WAH!

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Alison@Mama Wants This
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June 21, 2011 at 12:30 am

Happy Birthday Young Ladrinka! What an adorable baby picture.

Love the texting, too cute. And text talk already?!

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Anthony from CharismaticKid
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June 21, 2011 at 12:54 am

This is a hilarious post. Is he as funny as you are missy? “I just text talk,” so cute.

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Peajaye
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June 21, 2011 at 1:26 am

And the best part of the cell phone, of course, is that with the spyware you’ve installed, you’ll know where he is every second of the day!

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Stasha
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June 21, 2011 at 4:10 am

Well done Mama. Two over 10 and just a text away. Happy Birthday young Ladrinka!

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Sophie@Fabrications June 21, 2011 at 5:47 am

That boy is so cute. And it’s good to keep track on your kid’s shampoo routines, obviously.

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Heather June 21, 2011 at 7:10 am

Happy birthday!

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amy
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June 21, 2011 at 7:15 am

So cute and now you have to read a comic called “Zits” . The teenage boy in it constently texts his mom from the chair next to her. very cute and so is this post. Love it. Thanks for the smile and Happy Birthday young Ladrinka.

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Old School/New School Mom
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June 21, 2011 at 7:27 am

This is adorable. I love the emotional text about his friend being mean to him. And of course the relaxing haircut message. So cute! Happy Birthday Ladrinka!

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From Belgium June 21, 2011 at 7:38 am

Awwww, so cute.
Happy birthday to the big boy!

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Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife}
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June 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

Awwww… this is so cute. My son is 11-1/2. Aren’t little boys so sweet? I’m always amazed that he’s still not too cool to hug me. He doesn’t have a phone yet but I almost want to get him one just so we can text.

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Irina June 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

Happy Birthday, Young Ladrinka!

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Ann
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June 21, 2011 at 8:02 am

He could not be more gorgeous. Although he looks a bit young for 10. Happy birthday!

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Olga
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June 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

This just made me cry. Postpartum hormones, I no

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hokgardner
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June 21, 2011 at 8:43 am

Happy birthday to your boy – he’s two whole hands now (that’s what my daughter said when she turned 10). And I must be doing something wrong, because my 10yo doesn’t have a cell phone yet.

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Sue Lucero June 21, 2011 at 9:18 am

I love the age 10. Your son is adorable. I love, love, love his personality. What a character. Thank you so much for your posts. They make me smile.

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A Mommy in the City
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June 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

Glad that he has a great sense of humor like his mom! Happy Birthday to your little one!

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Becky
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June 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

OK, so now I know 10 is the age when cell phones should be bestowed. Damn, I thought I had a few more years to go. Happy Birthday, Young Ladrinka!

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OHmommy
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June 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

Happy happy birthday to your son!

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Melanie
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June 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

What an adorable photo. To think, your cell phone carrying 10 year old was once that small when, back when he had no clue that texting would be in his future or even what a cell phone was.

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy!

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Miss Britt
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June 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

I love how proud of your son you are, and I love even more that it comes through in the way you share his humor with us. xo

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the mama bird diaries
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June 21, 2011 at 10:42 am

Happy birthday to your sweet boy and his adorable gum cup.

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Vicki
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June 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

Awww. Happy birthday.

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tracy
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June 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

You really are the best mommy blogger ever.

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Penbleth
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June 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

So cute. So much better than when they pretend they have run out of credit and can’t text you yet miraculously can manage to contact their friends.

Happy birthday Ladrinka.

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kdiddy June 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Ilana
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June 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Happy Birthday Young Ladrinka! It seems like only a month or two ago that I was even made aware of your existence!

Wait. I think that’s accurate.

Nevertheless— Have a gr8 day!

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elizabeth-flourish in progress
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June 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Hpy Bday LDK. ur mom awesome 4 gettin u cell fone. (txt talk, ya no)

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dusty earth mother June 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Happy birthday you wonderful boy. You no we love you.

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Scary Mommy
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June 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I just love when you get all sappy on us. Happy birthday to Young Ladrinka. Please thank him for keeping us entertained.

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GrandeMocha
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June 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Happy Birthday, Young Ladrinka!

Love the smile.

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anna ~ random handprints June 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm

happy birthday! i bet his favorite present of all is not the cell phone, but seeing his baby photo on the internets on his mom’s blog!

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Marta
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June 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

That’s so adorable that he texts you so much! Hope he had a fantastic birthday!

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Alexandra
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June 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Me, too.

Not that you’re his mother, but that me, too, can’t believe I am SO LUCKY to have 3 beautiful, funny funny funny boys.

They’re my favorite people on the planet…they really are.

Your baby boy is beautiful.

And is funny like you.

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The Flying Chalupa
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June 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

“I know exactly where the time went” – ain’t that the truth, sister.

My son is only 3 and I can catalogue every waking minute. Especially the 3am waking minutes.

That baby picture is too freaking cute. And let’s hope that you’re the main recipient of his texts for years to come.

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