Dude, that reminds me of something that my DD14 said to me the other day;

Mom, would it be okay with you if I asked you NOT to come to rifle practice with us, just for a while??

I responded "Of course!" but I guess she was still concerned that I'd take it the wrong way;

It's not that I DON'T want you to come-- but it's something special that Dad and I do together, and he and I don't have a lot of shared interests at this point. I think that he and I need to have more bonding time for just the two of us.

I reassured her that I understood completely-- and agreed with her. Since her dad is out of town this week, she's opted to skip practice until he gets back.

It's really nice to see how thoughtful she can be, in spite of being 14.

Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.