A Look into the Future
Despite agreeing that I should post more frequently, I’m going to phone this one in and post an email I sent to one of my Pratt friends during the Ozark trip the Marshalls took Josh and I on. One of the evenings–I think the day we went tubing and later the guys went wake boarding–Josh was really tired, so he went to bed early.
Grant and Destin keep asking me question about the gangs of Brooklyn. The questions have veered from easily answerable things I could have observed while there to things I could only know if I was in the gang, so I’ve started making up answers.
*”Kids” these days just assume whoever they’re talking to is doing at least one other thing on their mobile device or computer (or computer mobile device). I know that really makes some people mad, but what it indicates about how our culture is shifting with the new generation fascinates me. That’s another post, though.
Hanging out with Grant and Destin was one of my favorite memories from the Ozark trip. I was in Brooklyn while my brother was going through those walking-the-line-between-awkward-and-funny, personality-growing years, so this was my first opportunity to observe thirteen-year-old boys in the wild. I got some insight into the mind of an early teenage boy and a look into my and Kensey’s future with our sons.
I wonder what our boys will kill and eat.
I read this entry a while ago. I don't know why I didn't comment, because number one I'm thrilled to have my name anywhere in White Trash Cappucino and also, how awesome and strange is it that weird, awkward teenage boys are in our future?
What was Joshua like as a teenager? Mike had everyone pretty fleeced by being good-looking and the group clown. I prided myself on seeing the dark, twisted troll who lived within him. This makes me wonder if David will be secretly awkward like Mike. Oak and Bear and David seem like little cool dudes now, though. So who knows. Although,with us as parents…..
As a teenager, Joshua was in his late seventies, drinking coffee with other old folks and yelling at kids to stay off of his lawn. I don't think he ever went through an awkward phase. Totally unfair, considering I can't seem to grow out of mine.