End of Innocence

Yeah – we were teenagers and most people that observed us do the crazy things we did always said that, “Well, they’re teenagers, what do you expect?” But it wasn’t until I was fathering teenagers that the “demarcation point” became so obvious. Where the day came that young adults were expected to do things a little better, a little more adult-themed, a little less oblivious; and it wasn’t until recently that I became aware of just how sad that moment …


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2 comments on “End of Innocence

  1. Barb Burkholder on said:

    Lovely article. Sounds like you have always known how to be “In the moment!” Sadly, it takes a major tragedy for many to experience all that life has to offer. Even the sticky, gross fun days!

  2. billy moore on said:

    Beautiful Ron. I have a 25 year old an a 16 year old. I am really active with my son and was with my daughter when she lived at home. But man, I do miss the days of pure young innocent craziness. Your article touches home. I think the big message is cherish every single moment with your kids. It zips by way too quickly.

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