That means only one thing... well, maybe several things but there is one particular aspect of his party that I am really excited about. And I don't mean the alcohol tab.
I get to create a Powerpoint presentation full of incredibly embarrassing photos from his childhood. Isn't that a parent's rite of passage?
Back in 'my day'... it was common to see a few pieces of cardboard adhered to the wall of the 21st birthday party venue, all covered with photographs that made the guests chuckle... and the birthday boy/girl (and their siblings!) cringe with embarrassment.
Now that it's the 21st Century, us parents go one step further and project life-size images onto the largest empty wall, with a slide show on perpetual repeat. Often to hideous music. Can't wait!
I'm planning to include photos like this...
|Every little boy wants to be Superman, even me|
|My first day of school|
|Deep in thought|
|I drank too much at my 18th birthday party|
But I'll also include photos like this...
|Hangin' with my gorgeous mum and my big bro on my 18th b'day|
I've got so many incriminating photos of this young man, his 21st birthday photo slideshow is going to be magnificent! Too bad most of the guests probably won't remember much the next day. Perhaps I can send them home with a DVD. You know, in lieu of a lollie bag.
Did your parents embarrass you at your 21st?