Grown Childrensunnyside -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 08:35:47 PM
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My eldest (24) has been in Argentina since July. She's due home for the Christmas holidays in early December, and I'm just so excited to see her. Our relationship has always been unusually close, but now that she's an adult it's evolving into a whole new realm.
I can't wait to see her.
Let's see - oldest stepson is a novel. Married at 18, first child at 19, joined the Army, divorced at 21 just before the second child was born and just before he deployed to Korea for a year, came back to Ft. Campbell, met a woman with an infant, gets her pregnant, they get out of the Army in January and move to Oregon (where his Mormon family live with promises of starting a family business to provide him a living but he is no longer active in the church and his now wife - they got married in Vegas in front of an Elvis impersonator when she was 6 months pregnant - has no intention of joining the church so they are now being shunned), he turned 24 in March, 4th child (he's adopting hers) is born in May, she is reupping and they are about to move to San Antonio. Meanwhile, his first child has been in and out of the hospital for the last six months with intractable seizures that appear to be related to a mitochondrial disorder (not good news) and her mother has remarried and had a premature child just after the stepson's latest was born. It hurts to even type it.
#2 stepson has been perverted by me to return to school and go premed. He and his wife had a child in August but continue as full time students. He will take the MCAT in April and start the application process next summer. She will actually graduate in April. I'm hoping she will go on for an AuD, but probably she'll just have more babies and stay home.
Lindsay is waiting tables in NYC, taking voice lessons and auditioning every chance she gets.
Holy Shit, Sunny. That's some story. I'm sure your head has been exploding for years now. How old is #2 stepson? I hope medical school works out for him, but I'm having trouble imagining how in the world his wife will stay home and have more babies if he's in med school for years to come.
#2 stepson is 22, as is his wife. She is actually very motivated in everything she does and works hard at everything in life. She kept going to school when he dropped out and decided he wanted to be a real estate mogul. She cleaned houses while she was in school when he wasn't in school. Her GPA is higher than his and she will graduate before him. I've heard some hints from him that they want more children and that it's challenging for them right now to schedule classes opposite each other so they don't need childcare and it will be impossible once he's in medical school. From everything I know about her I think it will drive her crazy to either stay home or work entry level jobs when she's truly fallen in love with audiology and could have a professional career that would be rewarding to her. We'll have to see.
Azar called a little while ago. She'd been busy, of course. She called me last night but I was in Taekwondo, so she said she'd call tonight. She said that she and Bill were looking at this house--she isn't particularly enamored of the occasion, says she's just exchanging one bad freeway for another, but hey, it's Houston; which one of them is good? But it's around 2600 square feet, which is a McMansion compared to the houses we grew up in, and there's plenty of scope for projects. Bill's into renovations. They want to put in this special tub that's 21" deep. They still haven't come up with a specific date yet.
I want a tub that is deep, long, and doesn't have that annoying thing that lets the water out at the top.
Two problems with the overflow drain:
- Too low.
- When the pipe it's supposed to be connected to rusts out, the results are disastrous.