Trying the 'show, don't tell' method in a column. I don't know that I'll get any response to it, since it's not about anything controversial, but I figured it might be relevant. It's about this time (18-20) most kids start to realize their parents are people too, not just Mom and Dad. Although the title is mistaken, though not actually misleading. I moved out over a decade ago. Or rather, they did and Brandon and I bought the house.