My baby will be fourteen (14) tomorrow! We celebrated tonight with Andy’s best friends and some of my and Mike’s best friends. At Andy’s request, there were “Awesome Sandwiches”* and cake and ice cream and a lot of laughing all around. I think Andy had a good time. He’s fourteen, who knows?
This time next year we’ll be talking about a Learner’s Permit and whether I still have the ability to get my feet quickly up to the glove box while I cling to the “Jesus” handle of the car – you know, because that is how you control a car being controlled by a new teenage driver? For now, we’re just proud of Andy for his diplomatic temperament, his incredible ability to stick out the tough stuff and the fact that he’s hysterically funny and fun to be around. I think he’s kind of cute too.
Pass the tissues, I’m all ferklempt.
*Awesome Sandwiches: London Broil, grilled and sliced super thin. Sour dough or good Italian loaves of bread sliced open and some of the inner bits scooped out. Heat the steak in a pan with some spicy marinara sauce. Put steak on first layer in the bread. Top steak with caramelized onions. Top the onions with chopped up pepperocinis (Greek peppers). Top the peppers with non-smoked provolone. Stick whole thing under the broiler until cheese is bubbly and beautiful. Slice to suit whoever is eating. Repeat until everyone is full.