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I put my hand on my teenage son's shoulder at the grocery store the other day."Stop that!" he yelled. "People...A single dad of a teenage son grapples with matters of propriety.
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When did I become such a prude? This was the question when Diva and I opened the box of summer clothes sent by a relative -- and I saw the teenie...Too many bikinis don't just say "big girl" -- they say "adult woman."
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