Yesterday was my son’s 14th birthday, and we got him Diesel Tees, jeans, and a pair of sneakers for his birthday gift. Days prior to his birthday, he told me and his sisters what he wanted for his birthday gift. He lovingly listed down his wish list. As I looked at him while he was enumerating the things he wanted, I realized he has grown so fast the past year. He’s much taller now and I can see he’s becoming more and more a good-looking young man.

He said he would love to have a pair of sneakers, a new pair of jeans, and Diesel Tees. The last request was more specific – he mentioned the brand. So we did give him what he asked. Besides, we felt strongly that his request was more on the practical side. If he were an irresponsible young man, he could have asked for a gadget or something that’s very expensive, something we probably can not afford.