Is it a guy thing to be unable to hold a conversation with your own child?
Over the years DH has mentioned how hard it is to have a conversation with his dad, like his dad is just waiting to get off the phone, and turns the phone over to DHs mom as soon as he can. DH's dad is sweet and funny but a very, very quiet and soft-spoken man.
Last night DS called to discuss a few things and I wanted to coordinate coming for parents weekend, and we talked for an hour.
Since it's sort of on the way, DH was going to arrange with OSS for us to stop to see him, too. After several unanswered texts, I suggested DH call. It was painful to listen to the phone call. I won't call it a conversation because it was so short and so stilted. It was the first time he's talked to OSS since he left for college but DH didn't ask any questions about college or volunteer any information about things here, and it sounded like OSS didn't say much either. DH looked unhappy when he got off the phone (we are visiting OSS, so it's not that the kid said he was busy), like it was unpleasant. DH is fine talking on the phone and it's not that he avoids phone calls.
DS talks to XH. I know a cousin of mine talks to his dad a lot. My stepbrother calls my dad and they talk for quite a while. Are they unusual? Is it a typical guy thing to be unable to hold a conversation with your own child, specifically a male child?
Is this a college-aged boy/man and father thing in general? (Please say no because lunch with OSS is gonna feel like a lifetime if you say yes.)