J & The Army

J has an interview with the Army recruitment officer next Monday.  Looks like the glitch has been sorted out, and he can take the next step in his life after school.  Scary.
  • Current Mood: scared scared
He's not too worried about that - the hair length was the result of a bet with a mate to see who could grow their hair longer (plus a touch of laziness). I like it though, so I'll miss it!
Oh well, in that case he probably won't miss it too much, but poor mum. If seeing him in his first suit was bad seeing him with short hair and a uniform will be even worse (assuming that all goes well in the interview).
I'm not sewing name tags into clothes just yet ;-). See what comes from the interview. From what I gather the prelimiary interview is just the first of a huge selection process.
In that case I'll leave it to you as to whether I'm meant to keep my fingers crossed he gets in or fingers crossed that he doesn't.
It's one of those scenarios that's probably explained in the Parents' Handbook, but I never got my copy. My parenting technique involves a lot of fudging, and doing the best as we go along.
I can see why that's scary! I would be scared too.

Yet it may be a great career for him.

Just watched the second to last Dr Who -- holy fucking mackerel! Reminds me of the scene in Buffy season 7 where we see Buffy's vision of the thousands and thousands of ubervamps.....
Just delivered him to his Year 12 Formal (well, one of them). Hopefully co-ordinating events or knowing minute details (like where the formal is actually being held) isn't part of the army selection process. Big picture J, that's my boy - leaves everyone else to do the organising.

Woo - Dr Who - the next episode is a humdinger!!!!
I think they may actually teach organisational skills in the army!

I can't get over how brilliant Dr Who is, how well it's written and acted. It just blows me away. Did people watch it in OZ? Did it get good press? Hardly seems to have made a ripple here, unfortunately, but it is on a fringe channel.

So is the next episode the final?
I've been buying the Dr Who dvds as they've been released here - the last one is out in October, and then I'm going to have myself another Dr Who marathon.

Sadly the next episode is the last, although I hear there's some sort of Christmas special ...