Monday, March 26, 2012

The newest Tween in the family

Brandon turned 11 years old today.  A Tween!  Of course, when I mentioned it to him he was a little put off by the term "tween."  Regardless, it'll be interesting to see if going through these inbe"tween" years are different for him (a boy) than they were for his girlie older sisters.  If we call it a scientific experiment maybe that will placate him.  He's all about anything science.  Science is the second coolest thing ever...after gymnastics of course.
Side note:  So now I'm curious.  Are kids aged 11 and 12 called tweens because it is in fact the time inbeTWEEN childhood and teenagerhood?  Or is it a cutesy way of describing the kids who are almost teens but not quite? tiny teens or something?  Like pre-teen?  Of course, didn't that used to be the actual word for it?  When did pre-teen turn into tween?  Just curious.  Side note over.

Crepes for dinner, an oreo birthday cake for dessert, and 3 dozen Krispy Creme donuts to share with his gymnastics team at workout...I guess the kid was favoring his sweet tooth.  His favorite gift was one his dad picked out for him: a super, secret spy pen.  It not only actually writes but also takes pictures and video.  Very cool.


Mindy said...

I'm so glad he had such a good day! That is a pretty cool pen, I never knew they had such a thing, i'm thinking the girls better watch out for that pen being left in their rooms, could be some blackmail in their near future!

Heather said...

ahhh... I have to see the super secret spy pen... how cool is that!? Sounds like a fabulous birthday for an awesome "tween" ;-)