Q6: Adventures in the Mainstream

Q6)  “Ned did okay, even with me staring at him throughout the meal, praying he wouldn’t suddenly fling an appetizer across the room.  He has never flung an appetizer across any room in his life, but I was still nervous.  It was the first night, the first big meal, and Ned was playing in a whole new league.” p. 16

In this passage, Palmer relates his feelings about placing his son in an adult situation, and the fears he feels about how his son will react.  He realizes the fears are not based on history, but on his own worst nightmares.  Have you ever experienced this kind of anxiety over taking your loved one out in public places?

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