So…NuckolBall has been pretty sporadic and infrequent over the past few years. A far cry from when I used to write posts all the time.
Well, there are three reasons for my lack of posting.
1. I’ve been taking care of this horrible orange stain on my rug.
Getting rid of the orange stain has been very time-consuming for me. Especially this past year. I’ve spent hours and hours scrubbing away. And when I wasn’t scrubbing, I was researching strategies to remove the statin. And when I wasn’t researching, I was trying to recruit people to help get the stain out. Getting that stain out has been a hell of a lot of work. Phew!
2. Alex is gay.
Wow. Big revelation there if you didn’t know.
Alex came out about 3 years ago, and in all sincerity, working through that journey has been by far the most interesting thing I’ve done as a father in the past few years. I didn’t feel like I should make that public. But it made it hard to write about what was going on in an authentic way.
3. There’s been a lack of conflict
Gone are the days when Jack was struggling mightily to get that big hit. He hasn’t played baseball in a couple years — so that natural tension is gone.
In all honesty, things have been pretty smooth sailing. Which didn’t make for good blogging.
HOWEVER…things have changed.
1. The orange stain is removed.
As of a few weeks ago, it’s gone. I got pretty drunk the night it became official. And there still a little clean up work left, but that serious problem is dealt with.
2. I’m clear to talk about Alex
More on that later. Lots of good stuff to share.
3. Tension is back
Oh yes. Drama has returned to our family. As a 17-year old, Jack has become a smoldering presence in our basement. He’s ready to be done dealing with me and Shani’s rules — and every day he finds a bunch of subtle or not subtle ways to let us know.
It is the tension of impending separation. And it is interesting indeed.
We are heading into Jack’s Final Home Season and I’m going to try and ramp up the writing for it.