Years ago, I struck up a conversation with a woman who was preparing for her son’s upcoming wedding. At the time, my sons were still quite young and I asked her what her relationship was like with her adult son. She told me it was good because she followed the golden rules of raising sons.
Golden rules? This is great, I thought. I’m about to get a good dose of helpful advice.
“Here’s what you do,” she said, “Wear beige, keep your pocketbook open, and your mouth shut.”
In other words, be an invisible, mute ATM if you want to have good relationships with your boys.
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