This weekend I came to the realization that if I want to hear my son endlessly talk specifically to me (in long never-ending run-on sentences), rather than his usual teenage grunts or silence, then all I have to do is put a movie on the TV that I desperately want to watch, and he will attempt to talk non-stop through the entire film.
Life is simple really.
If I want my son to come to me and not leave my side then all I have to do is just hold a cell phone to my ear and act like it is an important conversation.
If I want him to tell me absolutely everything going on in his life AND THEN SOME, then all I have to do is put a movie in the VCR and act like I am dying to watch it.
Why have I been trying to communicate with him in the normal ways? I do see that he is a teenager. What was I thinking? Normal parent thoughts?
I get it now and I feel so enlightened. Don’t you?
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