It’s a mixture of bad advice growing up and a few too many times where I felt that I was putting other people out with my presence.
I pulled all the walls down and spoke to them as plainly as possible. I wasn’t hiding anything about who he is.
There are very few good parenting moments that allow us to put our feet up in another room, but this is one of them. It’s like finding a vegetable that tastes like ice cream cake.