He's 15; I am the far side of 51. That makes us mirror opposites, which is how most fathers and sons are. I know it has to be this way, I say hello, he says good-bye. Relationships are always a little tense. The father wants to correct for all the mistakes he has made in his lifetime; the son wants to avoid making those mistakes and so, it is a tense standoff at the OK Corral.