My oldest son is on his way back from DisneyWorld. It's been a week since he left and boy have I missed him and cannot wait to see him. I was telling my husband that I hope this small taste of freedom will inspire him to want to get a job and become more independent ~ He just graduated high school, so I am in no big hurry for him to move out ~ yet isn't it our goal as parents to raise our kids to take care of themselves? So I find myself in an emotional quandry....wanting him to spread his wings and at the same time wanting to clip those wings so he'll stay home...But I have always been good at keeping my mommy desires in check and encouraging him to grow...
We're giving him 24 hours to rest then he's got to get on line and start his registration for this fall for community college and start looking for a part time job!
** He's HOME! and rather than sleeping in today like I thought he would he was up fairly early around 9 getting his laundry done. His younger brother was called in for an interview for job (pretty sure he has the job, just one more interview) and so he decided to get on it. He's applied for 5 jobs and is right now working on gettng his account set up for him to take the entrance test to the local community college. AND BOTH OF THEM DID ALL THIS ON THEIR OWN. I haven't even nagged them about it. I am so excited for them (and my pocket book, if they have jobs they have their own $$$)...and I am proud of both my boys! **