Coming of Age

My oldest son recently turned 12. I spent a few months days in denial, particularly since that means he will be a junior high student next year.

After the shock wore off, the full weight of responsibility hit me suddenly: I am mother to THE MOMENT.

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It’s A Day No Pigs Would Die, Catcher in the RyeFinding Neverland time of life. My son will be crossing the bridge of life into manhood, and I’m wholly unprepared. I’m not sure what to do first.

Child Protective Services might get called if we try a Native American Vision Quest, or Sateré Mawé bullet ant gloves.

I suppose I’d better just arrange for a good, old-fashioned death maze that leads to a formerly-trustworthy man possessed by a somewhat-immortal killer wizard.

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After all, I want my son to be prepared for whatever challenges he might face in life.

16 thoughts on “Coming of Age

  1. Hey what if he meets a girl with telekinetic powers called eleven and the whole town’s threatened by a shadow monster. Count me in. I’ll bring my cricket bat, but I’ll probably hide somewhere after handing it over to you. All jokes aside, it’s a very well written, humorous post.

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