yesterday while robin and i were heading home from school, we were called by a couple of his classmates — lawrence and janet — to hitch with them. after a few seconds of goading, we agreed. it was a short trip since we only live a few minutes from school.
this morning robin said, "dad, don't pick me up today okay?".
i gave my fatherly perplexed look and robin said, "i want to ride home with lawrence and janet today."
me, not really sure if he made arrangements already, said, "okay, you can hitch a ride with la (lawrence) but i will have to be there."
and robin indignantly said, "dad, i want my privacy."
and he's just eight.