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Our son is back from the other side of the world. We are adjusting as well as expected. However, while he was gone, we got a new cat and LCPL BabyMan, has plenty to say about how I treat her.
"You spoil her."
"What else am I suppose to do with her?"
"She doesn't need three scratch posts, Mom."
"She does if she doesn't want to get declawed. I can't have her scratching up my furniture. I hate that. And I don't want to declaw her, and she…Continue
PFC Aloha is now LCPL Konnichiwa as he is off in Okinawa now.
I don't mind. I'm glad he's on the other side of the world. Not that I don't miss him. I miss him.
But I wonder sometimes, "If he wasn't on the other side of the world right now...what would he be doing?"
And usually the answer is: Finding fault with his mother.
So, I'm glad he's over there. His life is way more interesting than it would be if he wasn't over there. I have no…Continue
I hear from Aloha from time to time. Sometimes, it's early in the morning while I'm at work. He starts texting me.
"It's gotta be 2am where he is, right?" I ask my boss.
My boss gets a kick out of Aloha. She's always liked him. So, he's allowed to interrupt the crucial work I do like cake decorating, and cup cake making.
"Oh yeah, it's early there." she says.
"He's telling me about a book he read." I tell her. "Funny, this kid. He…Continue
Pfc Phonewrecker, is now Pfc Lava Dog. He's having a good time on "not quite" the other side of the world. And I felt bad about giving him some bad news.
It's hard enough talking to him and telling him something good, or normal or nice, but bad news--Ugh.
I tried to call him. But his great new phone -the one he insisted he needed because of the great service he would have--isn't taking my calls right now.
So, I had to send him a text message. Ugh. I didn't…Continue