It Was 20 Years Ago Today….

by Sarah on July 5, 2010

No, not Sgt. Pepper.  20 years ago ZANE WAS BORN!  No, I’m not old enough to have a 20-year-old son, thankyouverymuch.  Look at that picture of me, I look like I’m about 12.  (I’m not)

So, now that it’s been 20 years, the statute of limitations is up for some Zane shenanigans.  Time to air the dirty laundry.  That’s right, it’s time for public humiliation.  That’s what love is, isn’t it?

1.  Zane flushed a boat down the toilet, along with several GI Joes and other random toys.  My poor dad had to come over and take the toilet off the floor and get the poop-encrusted things out of there.

2.  Zane decided to feed the goldfish breakfast one morning.  Cheerios WITH milk.

3.  One morning, I awoke to a line of condiments, snaking from the side of my bed, down the hall.  Thankfully, the condiments were still in their containers.

4.  For several years, when digging in my yard when we still lived in midtown Sac, I would find bits and pieces of broken cars and toys—that met some sort of unfortunate end and then were buried.

5.  Zane decided to dig our own swimming pool.  Filled it with water and then stripped and covered himself with mud.  I could’ve posted a photo of the naked, mud-covered child, but even I think that may just be a little too much.

6.  Zane had a thing for scissors for awhile.  Many dishtowels, tablecloths, some placemats and one vintage kitchen stool were all victims of his scissors.  Was this when Edward Scissorhands was out?  Hmmm.

Thank you for listening.

Zane mostly has been an awesome human being and I’m proud to call him my kid.

1.  Zane has always gotten the best grades and done his homework without me nagging him too much.

2.  So far, he has received 4 scholarships, 2 of which are renewable.

3.  He was accepted out of high school into the UC System.

4.  He ended up going to City College so he wouldn’t have too much debt.  Smart boy.  He has gotten the “President’s Highest Honors” every semester since transferring there.

5.  He holds down 2 jobs and goes to school full time.

6.  He has great taste in music.

7.  And a wickedly dry sense of humor.

Happy 20th birthday Zaney-Bear!


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