On manhood...

"It's okay, Mom, I'm responsible. I'm turning into a man now," said McKay when discussing with me whether or not he would remember to bring his bat home from the baseball game.

[See, I don't like to take it because I'm afraid it will get mixed up with someone else's, and we'll never see it again.]

I had to remind him to grab the bat after the game.

Which proves once and for all that HE IS TRULY becoming a man.