Thirteen years old?
How did that happen?
According to an article on the Child Mind Institute website, Carter is entering a normal developmental stage of adolescence . The article, Help! My Teen Stopped Talking to Me goes on to explain that, "Whether or not you have cause for concern really depends on the extent to which your kid has stopped talking."
What does it actually look like when teens stop talking to you? Take a look:
Of course I'm making light of the fact that Carter never really started talking. Yeah, I try to keep a sense of humour about it all, mostly because Carter is so darn awesome and he has a kick butt sense of humour himself.
Here's a slideshow I made of him a few years back for his 9th birthday:
Happy birthday, big guy. Love you with all my heart!