From the perspective of a father:

  1. Words do, in fact, project from your mouth when you speak.  The rest of us can hear them.
  2. Your suspicions are correct.  He is brain damaged.  But it isn’t permanent.  Boys have been growing into men for centuries, albeit with debatable results.
  3. He’s not ADD, he just can’t focus on anything.
  4. Explaining how to load the dishwasher eight hundred and forty-six times still isn’t enough.  But he will eventually master it… once he’s out of the house.
  5. Other parents don’t think less of you if your son can’t tie his shoes at eighteen.  That lesson is expected to fall upon his wife.
  6. Speaking of shoes, if you get two weeks’ wear out of a pair, you are doing well.  Remember, they used to just go barefoot… which isn’t such a bad idea.

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Published by David McCaleb