My son is a fan of Tucker Boner. He too, makes a shit load of money playing video games.

Take an interest in what your kids love may be the most valuable parenting skill ever.

My son skateboards. He loves it, breathes it, he bleeds it- literally and I want to drink Valium straight from the bottle each time he does. A few years back he shattered his clavicle resulting in emergency reconstructive surgery. I was freaked out. Clavicles, as you may know, are somewhat important for the function of the human body. I wanted him to never, ever, get on a skateboard again. So I did what any parent should do. I built him a half pipe in our backyard because I’ll be damned if someone ever stomped my passion AND it’s a compromise. Now I can freak out in the comfort of my own home.

Thanks for the great read, as always!

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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