My son, Nathan, let me know last night just how much he enjoys talking to me. He says it’s always nice, late at night after the little ones are in bed, that we can talk about things. He says I give good advice and I explain things well. For that to come out of my 13 y/o son’s mouth, meant the world to me. Let’s face it, as a parent, you don’t always feel like you’re getting it right, and most of the time you aren’t, but it’s always nice to hear about the important things you are getting right. Like having a teenager that feels you’re a good enough listener for them to bend your ear at night, or one that seeks your advice because they think you won’t lead them in the wrong direction.
I can’t say how long it will last, but I’m hoping for forever.