On his first day of kindergarten we asked our son how it went. He paused, thought for a second, and said “I don’t think you need to know.”
From that moment until quite recently he remained aloof, preferring to conduct his life without reference to parental authority. Now that he is grownup, we are genuinely amazed to be invited to events and excursions.
And the senior show (an opera) was shockingly good. Congratulations to the whole team!