I have a case in point that for some unidentifiable reason I feel compelled to share with you here.
There is a male child by the name of Caleb, who I grudgingly admit, is the product of my now gone womb. Said offspring was invented and birthed a quarter century ago. Let me reiterate, this boy of 25 years is assumably approaching the widespread and generally accepted deadline of manhood by the age of 35.
I hesitate to admit that I have any possible relation to this person, for that would insinuate that there has been genetic material passed from one to the other. And that would more solidly allow a conclusion to be drawn that would place possible blame onto this mother for the actions of her boy. So let me just define my relationship to this boy at the time of the incident you will read about as that of a distant acquaintance. (i.e., I was back in the house, watching at a distance.)
I heard conversations and laughing outside behind our home, and went to investigate. Of course there were 3 boys/men out there doing the "I wonder ifs." The guilty group included the husband/lover/best friend, the son, and the neighbor guy up the street.
I saw that a swivel desk chair was sitting there on our patio. I also saw that boy/man who people say is my son with a new manly gas-powered Stihl leaf blower in his hand. And, I saw sh***y grins on the faces of the three guys. Uh oh.
Here goes - round,
And if you want to get the full effect of the dizzying spinning stunt, watch this video:
I found this chart somewhere about when boys become men, and I had to smile. I especially like #10.
I don't know about you, but I don't know if there really is an age at which time it happens. How would YOU fill in the blank?
"Boys become men when they __________________________."