Quote Originally Posted by ACTCMS View Post
From my experience...

you spend the first two years trying to get them to talk...
then you spend the next 12 years trying to get them to shut-up...
then for the four years after that all you get are grunts...

Then one day you get a txt msg... "Dad, there's a great blues band playing in whatever pub on Sunday afternoon - me and my buddies are going - do you fancy coming down?" - and suddenly it all becomes worth it...
Mine if finally almost there. Texts me from college about a band I'd love to see or a car I'd love to buy. Funny, when their 15, dad is too dumb to know how to put his own pants on and when they get close to 25, dad has suddenly become the genius he was when they were 8. What happened in those between years to dad? Duh, working to pay for all his crap!