Saturday, April 5, 2014
Good: he scored in the 89th percentile on his ASVAB test, which means he could make a career out of it and have a lot of flexibility in choosing a job he's suited for. Bad: of all the jobs, he chose doing things with field artillery, which means he wants to be in action on the front lines.
Good: the officer at his swearing in gave a talk about the honor and pride of serving one's country, mentioning that only a third of all applicants complete the process, and stressed the importance of a college education. Bad: I cried all through the swearing in ceremony. Good: I smiled a bit to myself when I thought how my late mother would have cried through the whole thing, too. Bad: I cried even more because she's not here to cry with me and laugh about it later.
Good: I guess since he's all grown up now (even though he's not 18 yet) I need to stop using the "Secundus" blogname. Congratulations, Peter! We're proud of you and you know we'll worry about you. A lot. So be safe.