Wordless Wednesday — New Year’s Eve with My Boy

by Janice


Janice and Jackson bringing in 2012 on Instagram

While Olivia had a sleep over at Susan’s house, I went to a party at a friend’s house and then came home by 11:15pm to bring in the New Year with my almost ten year old son, Jackson.

Jackson’s goal was to stay up all night. Now, if you know anything about me, you know that I stay up until dawn writing quite often — and Jackson is just like his mama!

But, after we brought in 2012, and watched anime cartoons, I bailed on Jackson and went to bed at 2am. I told him he could watch TV on the couch and go to bed when he was tired. When I woke up at 9am, Jackson was still awake and eating ICE CREAM for breakfast! ROFL Oh — and he didn’t even nap the next day, but he did go to bed early. I think he probably dozed off a few times on the couch during the night.

Yes, I am an unconventional parent to let my son stay up all night. But, that is they way Jackson and I roll.

BTW — have you posted about your 2012 New Year’s Resolutions, Goals or Words? If so, make sure you Link Up and find other great posts.

Mom Bloggers (and Dad Bloggers too!) post a photo on your site, link up and find others… Wordless Wednesday is tons of fun. (And I know it says “wordless” but I just can’t bear to not write anything! If I had created it, I probably would have named it something different! LOL So feel to link up your word-full or word-less Wednesday photos!)

Leave the URL to your photo (clearly mine are never truly “wordless”) and then visit others!

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!

Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

Written by Janice, co-founder of this Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom

Did you know Susan and I also own two online toy stores? We have some super cute and fun kids ride on toys. Our kids loved their rockers so much when they were toddlers and Sophia still rides on her rocking horse all the time.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 It's OK to be WEIRD! January 4, 2012 at 12:25 am

WOW! You can tell he’s yours!! What a fun pic! Happy New Year! :)

~ Raylene


2 Janice January 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

oh ya baby – that kid is mine! ay yi yi


3 Tarasview January 4, 2012 at 12:25 am

Awww great picture of you and Jackson :) And wow- I can’t believe Jackson managed to stay up all night!!


4 Janice January 4, 2012 at 12:29 am

Well – he admitted he thinks he might have dozed off a couple of times. But ya – I think he stayed up most of the night. lol


5 Merry120 January 4, 2012 at 12:28 am

He is your Mini Me!


6 Janice January 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

totally – which is all kinds of scary ;)


7 Jody January 4, 2012 at 12:33 am

Ok, your son must have been SO excited! Love the picture :)



8 Janice January 4, 2012 at 12:39 am

He was so proud of himself. ;)


9 Genny January 4, 2012 at 12:36 am

You are a very cool mama. I bet he will remember that forever. Good for you!


10 Janice January 4, 2012 at 12:40 am

That is what I figure – you only live once. He will only have one chance to create his memories.

I think I might write a post about that…


11 Jacqueline January 4, 2012 at 12:53 am

The similarities are startling for a mother/son pair! What a beautiful moment! :)


12 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:39 am

:) Thanks!


13 Jennifer January 4, 2012 at 3:18 am

My mom used to let me and my brother and sister stay up late all the time, and we turned out fine! ;-) Happy New Year to you!


14 Janice January 4, 2012 at 3:39 am

Good to know! :) Happy New Year to you too!


15 Lolli January 4, 2012 at 7:59 am

Crazy kid! lol My kids wanted to stay up well past midnight, and they could have, too. I was exhausted, though. I couldn’t even stay awake to wait for my older girls to get home around 1 am.


16 Melanie January 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

LOL, sounds like you guys had a wonderful New Years!


17 shelly January 4, 2012 at 8:24 am

He sounds like my son. Ice cream for breakfast! LOL


18 Beth January 4, 2012 at 8:33 am

Wow, Janice he really does look like you. Most impressed that he managed to stay up the entire night and make breakfast. Happy New Year!


19 Southern Gal January 4, 2012 at 8:34 am

I spent New Year’s Eve with just my youngest guy, too! Sweet shot.


20 Lori Lavender Luz January 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

You are a cool mom. And Jackson will remember this NYE as fondly as you will!


21 The Gang's Momma January 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

Better late than never…. mine is celebrating my son’s unique talent for keeping us all laughing! He’s donning a new persona with his new robe….



22 Alicia C. January 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Hey – we don’t have real bedtimes, either! My oldest is in school, so he really does need to get his sleep. But, often, he’ll sleep right after school, wake up for a late dinner, then stay up with me until 2am. And don’t even get me started on my little one – let me just say that we’re very familiar with the Nick Jr. late night line-up!
Happy New Year!


23 Julie {Angry Julie Monday} January 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Love it! My son was up till midnight also. He crashed at like 12:05am though.


24 Naomi January 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I can’t believe how grown up he looks! He’s as big as you!!!


25 SoCo Mom 4James January 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

You are my kind of Mom! I am hoping my daughter will do this with me some New Years’ soon :D


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