I wish my dad was writing this about 20 years ago...(well, that and the weed thing hah).
I just had the recent realization that I should have started growing 20 years ago... and that was discouraged out of me via my dad's fear & paranoia, like almost everything else. He has no awareness of his own untreated neuroses and I believe early senility is starting at 70yrs. It sucks & extra sucks because I can't convey anything through that stubborn parental wall, being the child, and one with "issues". His only friend is quite batshit crazy so it's easy for him to feel square as can be.
heh. i set out to give you a pat on the back & some comraderie but here i am stoned & going off on a rant, nearly.
jus sayin, you seem like a parent that any kid would want, be jealous of. if you're just bored go check out volunteering at a library or school teaching kids or even adults to read. i think you enjoy teaching based on your post.
have a better day, on me.
headbanger's ball 12am...meeeemmmorriiiieess....