Thursday, January 31, 2013

The fact that Frank Sinatra padded his butt for his role as a sailor in On the Town also makes me sad.

Since yesterday, the non-dairy creamer consumption in my house has decreased by two-thirds.  I buy it in bulk because my 18 year old manchild liked a little coffee with his creamer.  And ice.  And sugar.  In the mornings he basically drank a mild coffee flavored lukewarm sweet waxy substance.

Today he wasn't here to share my fresh pot. 

My son swore into the Navy on Tuesday.  Tears were shed and none of them were his.  They mostly belonged to my older sister and my younger sister.  Some of them belonged to me.  My sisters started boo-hooing long before I did and that sort of thing catches like herpes.

All the tears shed yesterday more than likely belonged entirely to me.  He flew a half a country away. 

Then there were some tears today but that was because I re-watched episode 4 of Downton Abbey.  That episode just sucked!  I was not at all expecting what happened and I wonder what will happen in episode 5.  Episode 2 was also excellent.

Sadly, I walked around my house kind of undressed, going to the bathroom with the door open because no one else was here to see it besides the cats.   There was fast food with double the processed cheese and pickle for lunch which should make anyone feel weepy.

The last 19 years of my life have been taken up with this kid in one way or another.  My entire adult life. I don't know what to do.

Other than be proud.  I am so proud.

...I'll probably keep buying the coffee creamer in bulk though.  It's not like it goes bad.  It costs the same as a package half it's size!


  1. Wait until the letters start coming. That was when the water-works for me happened. Listening to my daughter describe her experience is Marine Boot Camp was sometimes hard for a momma to read, but I knew that it was going to be good for her and that helps ease the angst a bit. You're going to be so amazed at him after he gets done with basic training. He's gone in a boy and will come out a man. And you'll BUST with pride.

  2. Cristy is right, Basic Training is a real life changing experience for a young person. And you should have many chances to visit him in different parts of the country and world when he finishes his training. With his MOS he could be stationed at Whidbey Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island here in Washington State. My Navy son is there (although currently deployed on Okinawa with his squadron) and he is enjoying it although he is still partial to ships.


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