No matter what age you are, there are times when you need your parents. There's a lot of situations to negotiate in life and having the guidance of an adult who has your best interests at heart is a bonus. If your lucky, you'll gain sage advise throughout those interactions that you can then pass on to your own children. That way you can screw them up as badly as your parents screwed you up.
James (Age 10): "I need my dad to tie my skates."
Coach: "I'll tie them for you."
James: "No. I really need my dad. I need to criticize the way he does it."
Coach: "Why don't I just go get him."
James: "I think that'd be best."
- ▼ December (16)