Our 14 year old barely emerges from his room. But every few weeks he’ll ask to go on a drive at night and we’ll blast music and drive country roads for an hour, just the two of us. I’m glad he has his own thing but still let’s me in once in a while.
Bike rides with your kids are great. My youngest daughter and I try to ride around the neighborhood a couple nights a week. We find so much great free stuff at times to. She now has her driver’s licence but still rides with me.
I saw the dude for the first time since October this past weekend. Sunday we just hung out. He took a nap in his room. The greatest comfort I’ve ever had was just knowing he was near. We don’t have a basement, but your story resonated in my heart.