I have two sons, my oldest age 19 has joined the air force and begins
boot camp in October. I have a confession to make, I am the type of mother who did everything for my sons, to say the least, they are very comfortable at home.
My worry is the shock that he will get once he gets to boot camp.
He is a emotionally and physically strong, but again, he has been pampered.
Will this effect his performance at boot camp??
I hear ya. Our son left Tuesday and I had similar concerns. I also realized that this is what he and (we) wanted and if he didn't do this now he would do it later. He is 20 (a middle child) and we have 3 others. Pampered or not he will have to leave the nest and become the man you have hoped and dream he would become. He has no choice in how his performance will be at BMT. I mean they aren't there to pamper them or be their mom and dad. They say it takes 21 days to learn a habit and 21 days to stop one. Your baby boy will be just fine. You have to know that whatever you have taught him in the past 19 years has stuck with him. Afterall, he is making a choice to pursue a career that will take him places he could never have dreamed. There really aren’t too many people that would make the commitment that he has made at such a young age. So, be proud mom! He will be ok :)
LOL!!! I know this is not funny to you, but it is to me. Will his being pampered effect his performance? Maybe at first, but he'll get through it. I'm sorry I'm just now seeing this post.
He will have plenty of motivation, instruction, and battle buddies to help him. You never know, he might be the top of his class.
I would have loved to see the look on his face for that first day of wakeup!
Mom - you won't know your son when he returns home. You will still be able to love and pamper him, but he will be a different person when he returns - and for the better.
Let me know how he does.