With daughters 18 and 22 I can definitely empathize. All we can do is trust we have taught them well and back them up when necessary. As a dad and and ex-cop, I think you did what you needed to.
As far as my "manly act" last week (being 43 years old and not in ideal shape mind you) I stepped into the octagon and competed in a full contact Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition for the first time. The kid that I was fighting was 22 years younger, 40 pounds heavier, and 5 inches taller than I was. No, I didn't make it past the first round, but I was beaten up in a manly way!
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