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2,000 questions, turning 14 and more!


I can hardly believe I’m still writing this blog and that I have a 14-year-old son. (I know, I know, Jack would say he is not yet 14 because he was born at 4:36 PM… And that is something he reminds me of every year) πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ But by the time I post this he WILL be 14!

However, because I am a mom of a 14-year-old, I think it makes me ‘seem’ younger than I am, actually…because I had Jack so late in life. So that’s kind of works in my favor πŸ™‚

I have so much to catch you all up on that I don’t know where to begin. A quick outline of what I will cover in this post: 2000 questions, midterms, turning 14, birthday party, and of course a book written, or rather inspired, by my very own Jack. Who would’ve thought…

Jack opened his presents from me…

1. Scratch-off map of the world, to mark where he’s been and where he wants to go.

2. Pins to put into map.

3. Cash in an envelope. Always works.

4. Deadly Skills (of the day) Calendar

5. Book: 2,000 Questions about me.

Now about that book…

me: Read me some of the questions.

Jack: Ok… Will you ever dye your hair if it turns gray?

me: Yes.

Jack: Have you ever been suspended from school?

me: …

me: Yes. Sigh. But I didn’t hit her she hit ME, but they suspended us both in 9th grade.

Jack: Mmhhhmmm…. Anyway, It seems like this page was written for you mom…

me: Read some more and you have to answer too.

Jack: (turns the page). Aannnd, we’re done. That’s too personal.

me: What is it?

Jack: Not gonna happen.


So anyway, Jack had mid-terms all week and seemingly did great. His grades are good, and they only had a few hours of school each day. What a bonus! Today I took a half day and we went for some much needed sushi. I posted some pics on Instagram (@debinort), so check them out!

Regarding the big birthday bash… Jack is currently at Rockin’ Jump, trampoline place, with 3 friends. They are doing a neon/black light jump thing until 10pm. THEN we are having cake and the boys are sleeping over. Hahaha, I’m totally nuts right? Do you think they will sleep? :). But Jack is happy and that’s all that matters on his special day.


(the 6-ft tall ones are in the front lol)

Now, to the good stuff. It turns out that Jack, and this blog, have inspired a character in an ACTUAL NOVEL WRITTEN BY AN ACTUAL AUTHOR! I know right??? I stumbled across an acknowledgment on a Google Review page and was flabbergasted to say the least! I immediately contacted the author, Madeline Ash, to tell her how amazed I was at this bit of news. She was so kind and gracious enough to send me a copy of her book “Breaking Good”, all the way from Australia. It’s a love story, and I’m dying to read it. DYING! The character Zach, the son in the book, was inspired by none other than my own little Sh*t talking monster, Jack. :). I’m told the book is a bit racy, so maybe Jack can read it in a few years LOL. But please please BUY THE BOOK here and tell me what you think. Does Zach remind you of Jack?? We’re so flattered, really πŸ™‚

And, my fine readers, that is the deal for today. Work/school, sushi, Jack gaming, LOOOONNNGGG dog walk with Moca, more gaming with friends, Jumping, cake and probably more gaming. Not a bad way to turn 14, eh?


Thanks for staying with us all these years. More to come πŸ™‚