Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nine Years of Boris

I can't believe that the daft baby pictured above is now a tall, sport-mad, nine year old. It seems as if only yesterday I was holding that little stinking bundle of puke, dribbles and smiles.. and now he knows all kinds of things I don't, and asks me questions about what it was like to grow up in the 'olden days'. "Were there really no computers or ipods? Did you really have a TV that was only Black and White? Why didn't you use the internet when you were my age?" Or yesterday when he saw a bit of an episode of TOTP2, he asked, "Was Top of the Pops a TV programme when you were a boy?" and then, "Was it about old-fashioned music?"... er..... Well it wasn't then - but it is now, I tried to explain.

Very sensibly the young man has asked if he can go out with us for a curry to celebrate being nine! Splendid - it will be only another twnety minutes or so until he's a teenager and won't want to be seen out in public with us at all!


Lins Honeyman said...

Happy birthday, Boris! Can't believe it's nine years since he came into this world. Seems like yesterday.

Know what you mean about "the olden days." My kids just can't get B&W. They call it "grey"!

I'm not even going to try to explain Slade to them!

Endlessly restless said...

It's obvious how Boris has changed in the nine years - but what about you?

Enjoy the curry and pass on our best wishes to Boris.

Steg said...

And the really cheering thing about photos like this is that they show that our children are aging much faster that we are.

Hope the curry was good.

AnneDroid said...

Happy birthday Boris. Nine's a good age - the start of being a "BIG Kid", I reckon. And they're just beginning to be ripe for being hugely embarrassed by you at every turn - your revenge for them embarrassing you whent they were toddlers.

GriffReed said...

THM - Your music was always old fashioned