Unlike me, he did not inflict any injury to his body on his birthday. His brother and sister in law are up from California for brother's HS reunion, so we got to spend the day together.
We did get the chance to humiliate him in Applebee's. Which he took with good humor.
We bought him a hat that said, "F*ck off, it's my birthday!" and forced him to wear it in the mall. He did with good grace.
We got him a computer game and a computer book. He's very happy.
And, he's not injured.
On a scale of 1-10 I'd say he got the 9 birthday, I got the 4. But I'm glad. He deserved to have a good day.