First, some awesome personal news - it is official, we no longer have any debt except our house - no credit card debt, no consolidation loan debt - It's all payed off! We are still kind of in shock. Now, on to the post! 'Tis a short one today.
As in my previous post on Liturgy, I talked a little about the coming of age ritual(s) I want to write for my reference book. So, what makes a child come of age?
For a girl, the main indicator is menstruation. For boys, there is no physical marker - unless you wish to go by the not-oft followed thought that the main indication for boys is their first wet dream. There is the option to go by age for boys - 13 being thought of as the proper age. Yet, what about mentally? Both boys and girls go through mental changes at this time. Maybe they finally get their own house key, stay up later, are able to finish what they start (most of the time).
So here is my next question for you: In your opinion, what things mark a child's coming of age?