I am fairly certain that stern words and harsh consequences would only serve to strain our relationship at a time when what we need most is open communication and whatever trust we can build and maintain.
As I think about it, I am recognizing and remembering both my father and my son, for how I am reflected in who they are, and how they show up in everything I am and all that I do.
My son wore a dress to school today. The blue cotton sundress he chose would be fitting of any teenage girl. And he looked pretty darn good in it.