To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today

To the New Military Recruit’s Mom: A Year from Today A year ago I watched him be sworn in and then board a bus and drive away.  I had watched the videos, met with his recruiter, and had gone over all the things… all the numerous things I had to say, and a few that I couldn’t leave left unsaid. With my head on the barrel like chest of a manbaby, the smallest and weakest of my litter a mere …

How to Raise a Loser: A Step by Step Action Plan for Parents
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How to Raise a Loser: A Step by Step Action Plan for Parents

In the midst of being a mom of seven, the revelations are exhausting, parents heed the warning. At 3:30 a.m. I received a text from a college-baby.  Actually, four texts, one I may have slept through. College-Baby:  I slipped and fell at work and landed on my butt. College-Baby: I can’t sleep it hurts so bad. College-Baby: I think my tailbone is broken. College-Baby: Or maybe just badly bruised… but I cannot sleep I am in so much pain. Me:  …