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I am an emotional mess, and I'm not ashamed to admit it to anyone, except my poolie. His high school graduation is in 6 days. When his older sister graduated we were crazy busy between planning the reception, all the events for the seniors, and all the little things we kept remembering to add to our list. My poolie on the other hand is only having a reception because I insisted so family and friends can gather to celebrate him. He doesn't want a see you later party before he leaves for boot, so this is their chance to offer well wishes for graduation and for boot camp. When I explained that, he said that was a good idea since our family is rather spread out. I did all the planning since he really doesn't care about the details, just the family and friends, and I don't mind at all! What gets me is his absolute refusal to do the other traditional graduation things. Tonight was baccalaureate, he reminded me about it this morning. Hubby and I got ready, the younger siblings got ready, and 20 minutes before it started he informed us he didn't want to go. Then he told us that if he didn't think I would be upset about it he would skip the graduation ceremony also. His reasoning is that THIS graduation isn't the important one, it's just something he has to get through so he can get to the really important one. Maybe it's just me being overly sensitive because I know our time with my little boy is coming to an end and he will never be the same as he is now, but I was really looking forward to these moments with him and now I have to act like it doesn't bother me. I just wish I could figure him out, one day he talks about the things we need to do, and the next he doesn't care at all.