I haven't posed in a while and it will probably be a while before I post again. My son graduated from Bootcamp and is safe in A School. He has Classed up and gets to wear Civilian Clothes, have his cell phone and take weekend liberty. You would think that I would hear more from him. Nope, I get updates only after I repeat the question and it is as short as possible. I will have a party if I can get a complete sentence out of him. He and his sister text back and forth while I hear crickets.
The thing is, he is doing in a few months what most people take years to do; Plus he is still in the Navy and has to do Navy stuff. So he has mandatory class time, study time, physical fitness, watches and other Navy stuff. Then he has to find the time to shower, wash clothes and sleep. He is a grown man now. I understand that he will always be my baby boy but he belongs to the Navy now. What right do I have to get upset because he has a few minutes and wants to discuss video games with his best friend (his sister) or discuss what is happening in a show they like. From what I understand the personal time and sleep time are the same and most Sailors in Nuke school say they don't get enough sleep. I am determined to be happy with my short answers because he takes the time to answer (yes, we both know if it's important I will keep asking). I am proud of my son. He has worked hard to get into the Navy and it working hard to stay there. I am proud to say my little boy is a Strong Navy Sailor.