They're smart. They may very well know the issues about voting better than we do. They care about the economy. They care about the world's resources. They're hip. They even know the new word for hip, which clearly I don't. They're adults! And yet, are they? What happens when they come home?
With the hordes heading back to school, it hard to escape September's fresh-start mentality. For many Baby Boomers this month signals a rewind, whether it's packing off children to college, younger siblings to high school, or simply the return to a non-summer-mode routine.
Meeting your significant others' folks is a situation that can be so fraught with tension, it's no wonder Hollywood has plumbed the moment for all its worth ("Meet the Parents," "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" -- we could go on and on).