A Mom’s Dilemma:
“My son and I used to spend a lot of time together. He was actually quite chatty when he was younger, but ever since he went to the Upper School and started going through that moody, adolescent phase, he just never talks. I ask him how his day is, and all he ever says is ‘fine.’ It’s a complete shut down.
I’ve really tried. I’ve even started reading the sports page, just so I can follow the conversation a bit. Last week during the Super Bowl, when I asked him what he thought of Joe Flacco, he looked directly at me and said, ‘I can tell what you are trying to do. You are trying to get me to talk to you, and I see right through you.’
In hindsight, maybe I should have asked about Colin Kaepernick? At least we could have talked about his tattoos…”