Gageisms, Photos

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06.14.11 | Comment?

Gage is graduating next week. That means next year he starts high school, and will probably be exposed to all sorts of new and terrible things. When I was his age I had already tried a variety of different illegal drugs, and by the time I hit high school I had a daily habit of smoking pot at break. I highly doubt Gage is getting into the things I did at his age, but lately his sense of humor seems to focus around the subject of smokin’ da herb. Take, for example, the photo above. We were sitting at Williams, waiting for our order when Gage decides to roll up a sticker from the napkins into a fake joint and start pretend toking it. Seems harmless, probably is, but still I can’t help but think he’s either tried it, or talked about trying it with his buddies. At least, I know that’s what I would have been doing if I was sneaking out of a friends house at 3am and claiming I was “Just going to the store… we were hungry…”

That being said, I’m comparing Gage to myself. In my own opinion, I was a bad kid. Gage, on the other hand, is a good kid. He seems to get in a lot less trouble than I did, and although he occasionally makes a poor decision, he tends to understand reasoning, and feel genuine remorse if warranted. He seems to learn from his mistakes, which will help get him far in life, and keep him atop of the ‘most likable kid’ list for a long time. I only hope that if he does choose to start smoking pot, he’s comfortable talking about it with us. I’m not going to encourage it in any way, but I don’t want the kid dealing with the types of people I had to in order to obtain what I wasn’t supposed to have. I’d rather, if he ABSOLUTELY NEEDED to try it, he do it here, where we can make sure he doesn’t put himself in a bad situation. Hopefully, that is still a few years away though, or even better… never happens.

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