Thursday, October 14, 2010


Things are slow at work so I decided to stay home. The kids are in Parris Island with the NJROTC. My son really enjoyed ROTC last year and this year he doesn't even want to think about it. We really want him to find his niche' which he is not even looking for *sigh*. BUT I think 2 days at Marine boot camp will be good for him. My daughter was excited to go, this is her first time. I am wondering what she thinks. Her BF is on the trip with her as well as her best friend so I know that is all good.
Last year's trip.
I went last year and it was so much fun. I was looking forward to going this year but 2 of the parents that are going are....well... lets just say... are not my kind of people. I think they are trying to re-live their teen years. They don't shut up and they are always telling the cadets what to do. Um, hey (jerky) people, the upper class-men, you know, the ones with rank are the ones to direct the other cadets, NOT YOU! We as parents are ONLY there for support. We can listen, offer advice or a shoulder to lean on. We are not there to have out heads so far up the butts of the people in charge that we can see out their mouths! We are not there to chit-chat with Lt. Colonel (he is the "teacher" in charge). We are not there to change the program to suit our needs nor are we there for ourselves. UGH! Now you all know why I am not there. I was really looking forward to it too. Oh well. It was better I didn't go than to say something to these 2 morons in front of the children that I would eventually regret.
Please pray and send good karma that my son figures it all out soon. I am getting tired.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010


It's been way too long now. Not much has changed. Yet tons of things have changed. Both of my kids are in high school now. That's huge! Babygirl went through a couple years of Hell and I am so glad she is starting to grow up. Littleman isn't so little any more. He stands 5'11". He had a great awesome wonderful year last year. He had a direction and a drive that was unstoppable. Both kids went to Panama for the summer & came back changed. She for the better and he for the worse.
All his drive and direction seems to have been replaced with the need to be a slacker who wants to get high, get layed, play video games and fail. IMHO he is heading down a slippery slope with very little chance of turning it around. *sigh* He was on the drill team last year and took them to nationals. He was riding that wave of goodness. This year I can barely get him out of the bed. He refuses to go to drill but wants all the benefits it brings. I don't like him very much lately. I hope that changes soon.
She seems to have realized that sneaking out, bad behavior and general rebelliousness doesn't get you anywhere. She is now on the drill team and is involved with her very handsome commanding officer. "Spark" happens to be a little younger than my son but with a lot on the ball and a wonderful future. Good kid, good family, good grades and a great smile.
My job is going good for the moment. I hope we are able to stay afloat through Christmas. Hubby is wonderful as usual :)
Just please let my son be going through a phase and please let this phase be over really soon.

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