As we head into Father's Day, I wanted to reveal a little secret for all the fathers who are doing their best to be great Dads and great men.
I'm the single mother of a wonderful 9-year-old son. At 46, I've learned more about men from being his mother than I ever learned throughout decades of dating, marriage, divorce, engagement and breaking off an engagement. It's true.
We talk about everything under the sun. The authenticity with which his boyhood exhibits itself constantly keeps me on my toes as often as he keeps me laughing. I thought I knew everything, but by watching my son's perspective on life -- he doesn't hide anything -- I learn more about the male species.
In his innocence, he breaks it down better than 100 hours of Oprah can. For instance:
Mommy, why are your legs so hairy?
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