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Overheard: “I don’t OBSERVE the game, Dad. I watch it. Like normal people.”

Those words were spoken by my hormonal son, Gavin, age 11. With any luck, he’ll reach 12. ¬†We went to a playoff soccer game together, watched in silence for most of it. Every once in a while I’d say something, make some sorry stab at conversation. His response was limited, bordering on mute. I finally ventured something like, “You’ve been quiet. Do you have any observations? Anything?”

You already know his response.

Sigh. I’m learning how not to react. And some days, failing miserably.