Boot Camp Boy Update  

secret_lade 47F
13998 posts
8/2/2021 3:54 am
Boot Camp Boy Update


Seven weeks down, five to go....

I've been keeping my eye on the rental situation near Parris Island, the Spawn and I will need several days simply for the fact that we are driving there and driving back. When there are a thousand other parents and family members that will also be doing the same thing, I didn't want to be left without lodging.

I noticed on Friday that everything is starting to be scooped up....

So, I scooped up our lodging as well!

It's official folks, the Spawn and I are taking a road trip!

I'm hearing word that it's possible I may get to take Boot Camp Boy home with me for his 10 day leave and I'm super excited. Up until now the COVID restrictions in place had the new marines leaving directly after boot camp to their specialized training school....

But I'm seeing in some of the recruit parent threads that parents have been notified they get to take their marines.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Either way, whether I get to take him or not, this Momma Raptor couldn't be any prouder of her .

Happy Monday!

secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/4/2021 8:44 pm

    Quoting Blueyedguy823:
    Depending on your route, you'll probably drive right past me! Wave if you do! How can you help but be mega proud of your son?? Man, that's awesome.
I'll wave as I pass through!


Blueyedguy823 55M  
987 posts
8/4/2021 5:54 am

Depending on your route, you'll probably drive right past me! Wave if you do! How can you help but be mega proud of your son?? Man, that's awesome.


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:40 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    Woohoo!!!! Road trip WITH your personalized security detail! What more could you ask for?
There is absolutely nothing more that I could ask for! This is perfect!


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:38 pm

    Quoting Erogedyne:
    I remember basic training! (late '70s) For us it was 6 weeks. Those six weeks felt like six years! He will really appreciate you being there when he gets out!

    You have every reason to be proud!
I would have to be on my death bed to not make it to his graduation.... This will be one of the most important milestones of his entire life, there is no way I would allow myself to not be present.


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:29 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    Great news and something to look forward to on dark days!!
Yes, absolutely!! We're in the homestretch, but he has one last big challenge before him. Crucible


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:27 pm

I plan to! Thank you!!


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:27 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    My fingers are well and truly crossed for you.
Thank you!


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:26 pm

I plan on it!


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:26 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I really hope yo will get to take him back home again
    My niece has her 18-year-old son away on a police training course and won't see him for two months or more.
I'm really hoping I can take him. If not, it will be another 8 weeks at least before his next opportunity to come home on leave. That's a long time to not see your child.


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 5:23 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Wow, that time will be over before you know it and you and the Spawn will be on the road! Sounds like a great trip and will be even better if you get to take him back with you! Yay!!!
I have to admit, I'm kind of excited, I can't wait to see some sights! I'll finally get to knock seeing the ocean off my bucket list as well. I WILL be making a road trip to see that before I go home too.


pagancountrygirl 64F
6209 posts
8/2/2021 3:10 pm

Wow, that time will be over before you know it and you and the Spawn will be on the road! Sounds like a great trip and will be even better if you get to take him back with you! Yay!!!

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


citizen4722 63M  
73456 posts
8/2/2021 8:42 am

I really hope yo will get to take him back home again
My niece has her 18-year-old son away on a police training course and won't see him for two months or more.


scoupe42 58M  
12826 posts
8/2/2021 5:59 am

Have fun!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39294 posts
8/2/2021 5:42 am

My fingers are well and truly crossed for you.


Realandready103 57M
17 posts
8/2/2021 5:16 am

Have a good trip


TicklePlease 53F  
13650 posts
8/2/2021 5:12 am

Great news and something to look forward to on dark days!!


Erogedyne 69M
894 posts
8/2/2021 5:09 am

I remember basic training! (late '70s) For us it was 6 weeks. Those six weeks felt like six years! He will really appreciate you being there when he gets out!

You have every reason to be proud!

Please check out my latest blog post "Happy Thanksgiving To One And All"


mc_justmc 61M  
6837 posts
8/2/2021 4:40 am

Woohoo!!!! Road trip WITH your personalized security detail! What more could you ask for?


secret_lade 47F
8761 posts
8/2/2021 3:54 am

Seven weeks down, five to go....

I've been keeping my eye on the rental situation near Parris Island, the Spawn and I will need several days simply for the fact that we are driving there and driving back. When there are a thousand other parents and family members that will also be doing the same thing, I didn't want to be left without lodging.

I noticed on Friday that everything is starting to be scooped up....

So, I scooped up our lodging as well!

It's official folks, the Spawn and I are taking a road trip!

I'm hearing word that it's possible I may get to take Boot Camp Boy home with me for his 10 day leave and I'm super excited. Up until now the COVID restrictions in place had the new marines leaving directly after boot camp to their specialized training school....

But I'm seeing in some of the recruit parent threads that parents have been notified they get to take their marines.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Either way, whether I get to take him or not, this Momma Raptor couldn't be any prouder of her son.

Happy Monday!


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