A young man, about 17-years-old, pulled into the playground parking lot, and two boys,12 and 13-years-old, approached his car. The dad, who was with our party, recognized the two boys from the neighborhood and began watching closely. He felt like something wasn’t right, so he walked up to the car as well. After some resistance and much talk, the truth came out that this older teenager had come to sell these two younger boys a vaping device.
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in June, and we were celebrating our eight-year-old son’s birthday at our neighborhood park with 20 of his closest friends and a handful of parents. The adults, myself included, were busy watching the children launch water balloons at each other when one of the dads noticed something happening right in the middle of it all.