I can remember when I was young, my mother saying and doing things that I really hated. Things that made her seem so old and out of touch. Yet now that I have a 25 year old, I find that there are times I open my mouth and my mother's voice comes out!! It's so scary! I usually quickly back pedal and try to make it sound more hip or cool (see, there I go again - I don't know the hip or cool words to use - yikes). I find my son has these really strong opinions and I can tell that they have been formed from this idealist place, that he hasn't really had enough experiences to form "real world" opinions. I was just like him at that age - I thought I knew so much, but as I continued to live life, I realized how wrong I was. I want to tell him this, that his opinions and feelings about things will change, but every time I do, I remember my mom saying the same thing and I remember how I felt she was so old-fashioned and I just tuned her out. I can see that same "eye roll" sometimes - and it's so frustrating.