Hunting season is coming up in a couple of months and my 13-year-old nephew, Robbie is not sure what he’s going to say in response to his father’s annual invitation. Every year “the boys” take off for a week into the Pennsylvania back woods to bag a deer. My brother, his father has been doing this since he was a kid of about the same age as Robbie.
Robbie shot and killed his first buck last year. His father and the other guys gave him huge kudos and made a big deal – practically renting a party bus to gather everyone up for a celebration. From all outside appearances Robbie looked very pleased with himself. He was pumped up at how proud he made his father feel.