dad management

Even through there is eight years between the birth years of my first born and youngest, they seemed to become teenagers in unison.  At that time I was becoming their mother’s (my first wife’s) ex-husband, and my popularity made a noticeable drop.  Under the leadership of my late son, David, two rules were consistently followed: ONE: don’t tell dad anything.  TWO: if dad tells you something pretend you don’t care.  My teenage son now lives without siblings after the death of his brother, and his sister being away at college, and tonight he had the first lapse in the dad management rules I can remember.  When I told him a simple registration on the Boston Marathon website would get 5K race updates for his cousin sent directly to his cell phone he responded favorably, which is a clear violation of dad management rule number TWO, and I am celebrating this moment.

About Tom Doody

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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