I awaited their teen years, ready to be ignored and denied. But it never happened. I did everything possible to encourage the proper developmental separation which leads to being commanded to “stay away” and “leave me alone.” But “my heart” and “my soul” moved through the teen years, immune to my antics, always wanting me at functions and meeting their friends.
Recently, however, I was restricted by both from posting to their Facebook pages because of: Art, Science, Culture!
Son: “I get it, you like it. I’m going into finance. Post it on your page and I’ll come and see it.” – Ok, I can’t argue with that logic.
Daughter: “Mom, you are putting mold all over my FB page.” – No, it isn’t mold, it is unidentified.
Daughter: “Mom, it is smeared and it is mold or germs.” – Ok, this one is a fungus, not a mold, but it is a picture. Read it. It is a form of art.
So I will serve my time on “FB Probation” knowing that another developmental milestone is marked, a rite of passage in progress. Just because it looks different from when I was that age, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening, or isn’t there.
“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.”
Jawaharlal Nehru (Indian Prime Minister, 1889-1964)
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