It started with telling Milo that I needed to clip his fingernails.
“Dad, when I’m an adult can I grow my fingernails long?”
“Milo, when you are an adult you can do anything you like”
“You can grow your fingernails long, you can sleep all day, and you can eat a candy bar every night. But you know what, I’m an adult and I clip my fingernails, I don’t sleep all day, and I don’t eat candy bars every night.”
a moment of silence
“Dad…I’m going to be different than you.”