Tale of a Mother and her Soldier Son
Its been a pretty ho hum week
Monday, March 27, 2006
Nothing super new on this front. Nick is happy with his car, and makes a point of driving whenever he can. His insurance has told him, that if he puts me on his insurance it will go down about 50$. I told him I would call and see if it could be done, since I own a policy already, and am named a driver on another. I told him I would allow them to name me as a driver, but not a co-owner, and he is cool with that.
This weekend was one of those were I was super missing him. I just wanted to hug my kid, and well its kinda hard to hug them when they are all the way across the country from you. I try not to dwell on the fact that I cant just see him whenever I want, or that after AIT leave, I'm not sure when I will see him again. But sometimes that thought creeps up, and it can be really depressing.
This week I am also working on getting together his birthday package. I cant do much, but I want to try and make it special for him. So if you have any low cost ideas, by all means share. :)
I also want to remind you to visit the other Parents Miliblogs over there in the right side bar. These parents are going through alot too. Some are just starting out as military parents, and some out there have kids deployed, so go read, and say a prayer for these fine men and women serving our country.
Snow in the Desert
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Nick started texting me early this afternoon, with the news that it is snowing. Snowing in Arizona, what a deal. Actually he is in the mountains so snow is a very real possiblity as you can see from the photo below. He says the freaking desert can't make up its mind. Hot or cold, wet, or dry, rain or snow. :)
Nick also purchased a car. He was itching to have his own wheels again, and I totally understand. He originally was looking at a 02 Sunfire, and wound up after several disccusions with a 2005 Ford Focus. He did attempt to get a new car loan, but with his age, lack of credit, and the fact he has less than a year with the Army he was turned down, and wound up with this car.
The loan is not one I would of been willing to take on with the terms it comes with, but Nick thought it was worth it. This was the thing I was talking about a few post back. The learning our new roles as Mother and adult Son. I did good though. I told him my thoughts, what I would do in his spot ( I can do that looking back, but if I was his age again, and in his situation I think I possibly would of jumped at it too) and left the decision to him. He asked if I was mad or disappointed. I told him no, but that I didn't want to hear him grumble when he had no money left to do anything with.
As a mother I want to jump out there and protect him from the big bad world and loan sharks such as the one who were the only ones willing to loan a kid money. They see these kids coming and prey upon their naivity, and eagerness. What ever happened to shaking a service persons hand, and giving them a break for protecting our great nation?
Pretty car though don't you think?
Also I wanted to let you all know I had a wonderful birthday. Your wishes sure made the day brighter. And yes Nick called. He didn't forget. He sent me a txt bright and early (sneaking it in between pt and classes risking getting in trouble) and then called me that night. :)
Seems to be...
Monday, March 13, 2006
That I am having a hard time lately blogging. Things seem to be somewhat routine where Nick is at, and that leaves me not much to blog about.
So this weeks news is Nick is now Five + meaning he can do pretty much what he wants after he is done with Army stuff. He can drive again, and this is a big big thing. He is looking at cars. Has his eyes on a few options.
Mother and son are struggling with the adjustment from mother and minor child, to mother and adult child. I attempt to offer advice with it coming out sounding like orders, and him hearing it as advice and not orders. We are adjusting though. It just takes time.
Nick is still sick. Coughing up green crap, and so he is going to the medics tomorrow. Seems Senior sent the whole group of guys back to barracks last week as over half of them are sick with this stuff.
Tomorrow is also my birthday. My first with Nick away. Nick has always been the first to say Happy Birthday Mom. I wonder if with everything going on in his life now if he will remember. I wonder because he hasn't said anything about it. We shall see.
Wow.. been too long
Monday, March 06, 2006
Sorry for the delay in posts again. Actually not alot going on. Lack of posting is partly due to setting up my new system and configuring it the way I want it to run.
On the Nick front, lets start with he is FINALLY sounding better. Thank god. I was so worried about him. I always though the hard part of being a parent was raising the child. I was wrong. The hard part about being a parent is letting them go.
So the weekend was spent setting up the machine, watching a couple movies, and playing text messaging with Nick. Sitting here Friday night, my cell beeps letting me know I've gotten a txt. I read and about spit out my soda.
When Chuck Norris jumps in the water he does not get wet, the water gets Chuck Norrisized. To which I sent Chuck Norris is so bad, that he can kick is own ass, and on we went, on and off right into saturday night. :)
We were cracking up here. I hope Nick was too.
And that my friends is my boring update.
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