Teenagers blithely skip off to uncertain futures, while their parents sit weeping curbside in the Volvo, because the adolescent brain isn’t yet formed enough to recognize and evaluate risk.
— Michael J. Fox
Over Christmas this past year I went down to Los Angeles to visit my best friend and his family. As a Christmas present to my two godkids, my wife and I took them to Disneyland. (Of course it was a gift to ourselves, as well.)
The rides and attractions were fun as always, but honestly I think I enjoyed our time standing in line even more — it was our chance to talk and catch up on anything and everything. I hadn’t seen the kids in far too long, and they had grown up to become wonderful, intelligent, fun, and polite teenagers. (Yes! Such a thing exists!) [Click to continue...]