The Terrible Teen Age Years

Our friends John & Deborah served us, and their 15 year old son JT, a most delicious steak dinner (and probably one too many cocktails) last Saturday. We haven’t had much opportunity to hang out with teenagers in the past 15 years. JT’s a good kid, and an especially good sport as parents and child started trading embarrassing stories about each other. At one point Deborah asked demonstratively if was “like [JT] as a kid”. I said “I was and am now appalled” at how derisive kids can be a their parents, even when joking. That said, it was sort of fun to have a friend at home to play Trivial Pursuit with…

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