You know that thing where your 9 year old son sees the free sample of the newspaper that they left on your driveway one Sunday morning and asks you why there are graphic novels in it. And for a second you don’t realize what he means, but then it dawns on you that he has never seen the Sunday comics before. And when he opens up the newspaper and says, “it’s all falling apart” as all of the sections fall to the floor and you realize that he has no idea how a newspaper works. Yeah, when that happens, just respect that you are so old that both newspapers and the concept of a comic strip are so anachronistic that they have no analog in your children’s lives. Just take comfort in the fact that he loves graphic novels and pick your jaw back up off the floor.
This has been another Rapid Reflection from The Masculinity Detox.