Researchers call it the “boundary problem”
However, I can’t ignore the supportive voices I’m hearing
I usually don’t share things like this1, but I sort of have to with this one, because it’s just one of those things. I also meant to share it back on May 30th, when it actually occurred, but something else happened, then other something elses happened (happeneded?), and now we’re in the middle of June, and I’m not sure how that happened.
On May 30th, Monster ate cereal for the first time.
Let me rephrase that: it was the first time he wanted Cereal In A Bowl With Milk On Top Of It And To Eat It With A Spoon. He wasn’t messing with us or anything.2
He Wanted Cereal.
In A Bowl.
With Milk3 On Top Of It.
And He Ate It With A Spoon.
I know y’all are probably saying “uh, kid’s eating cereal, what’s the big deal?”.
He’s ten years old, guys.
Now I think I understand what my mother must have felt like the first time I ate a hamburger on a bun.
I was fourteen or fifteen at the time, so … progress!
1 Between my not really wanting to put family matters in the public space and having the majority of my work under NDA, yeah, I don’t generally have much I can talk about.
2 He does that.
3 And almond milk to boot, since we were out of white milk and he didn’t want to pour his chocolate milk on cereal, even if it was Multigrain Peanut Butter Cheerios.