So PJM’s managing editor Aaron Hanscom, who clearly has some kind of mental health or substance abuse problem, asked me to write a regular column — on parenting.
A parenting column.
So naturally there’s bloodshed involved and perhaps some drinking subtly implied as I walk you through the Four Stages of Play, which any parent of boys will recognize immediately:
• Every idea becomes a game
• Every game becomes a contest
• Every contest becomes a bloodsport
• Every bloodsport ends in bloodshed