Twenty years ago on July 3rd, I woke up with a bad cramp. Finally after all the terrible morning sickness, water retention, backaches, the baby was ready to come meet the world! I hurried up and showered and headed to the hospital. Thankfully, the second time around, it didn’t take long for the baby to be born. When the doctor handed me the baby, my first thought was ‘OMG, he is beautiful!’. My son, Alex, was truly a beautiful baby who has now grown into a handsome young man. And I couldn’t be prouder as his mom!
When I tell people he is a perfect child, most think I exaggerate. But it’s the truth. Alex has never thrown a tantrum or talked back. I rarely have to discipline him because he almost never get into trouble. When his grades went down, I’d take away his video game privileges and he didn’t put up a fuss. He’d study (harder) every night until he picked up his grades and then came to me to ask if he could play games again. It was that easy. I am also very grateful that I didn’t have to deal with the typical teenage problems with him. Raising a child has many challenges, but when I think about Alex, I can’t help but smile. He is truly a blessing in my life!
I loved taking him to outings because I never had to worry about him throwing a fit because I didn’t want to buy him a toy or didn’t want to leave the park after play. Even at the age of 4 or 5, he enjoyed watching scenery instead of going to an amusement park. But the interesting thing about him was that while most kids want to vacation forever, he’d ask ‘When are we going home?’ after 3 days. I asked him ‘Don’t you enjoy your vacation?’ He said ‘Yes, but I miss home.’ I can only hope one day when he has his own family that he’d still miss his old home enough to come visit.
We ordered the Fried Calamari and Sweet Potato Fries (not pictured) to start with. The Fried Calamari tasted like it was reheated instead of freshly made. The Sweet Potato Fries were pretty average, too.
Everyone is kind of on a diet right now, so we got Alex a small cake. I hope he made a good wish before blowing out the two candles (one for each decade). HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear son! I hope you continue your journey with hard work and persistence. I know you will be successful in whatever path you choose. I love you so very much and I wish you all the success and happiness in life.
The Boiling Crab
14241 Euclid St. #C-116
Garden Grove, CA 92843