Yesterday I picked up a book called “1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home (Or Else They’ll Come Back)” by Harry H. Harrison, Jr. It states that 50% of our children will return home 5-6 years after leaving. GOOD GRIEF!
OK, I took the bait. I decided that in the time remaining with our 14 year old, there is plenty of opportunity to teach him 1001 things. Let’s see…. Item #1 “Adulthood is not for sissies.” Great. How do I slip that into casual conversation? And what do we do with that info? It’s not like he can “opt out”.
“O.K. Mom, I’ve decided not to pursue adulthood.”
This had better get better or I want my money back.