January 11, 2011

My Last Blame it on Lorraine Letter...

...thanks for your note. I hope you know I wasn't even thinking anything other than what you noted. I was just trying to cover all of the bases (my auto stuff kicks in...). I really sympathize with your situation, and I hope you find the best solution for you and your son.

Take good care...



Blogger Lucywestie said...

Well have I ever been there. Just wondering if that was my wife that wrote that letter! My son went to college, got kicked out of college when his grades didnt meet OSAP needs, worked for a few years then tried again, and guess what, dropped out again after a few months. Some kids just arent meant to go to college or university. He's now a 30 yr old living in Calgary and seems to have found his niche in life. Its not great but its not terrible.
Some kids mature slower than others. We bankrolled him the first time but refused any more help after that. When he moved home we made sure he got work and he paid rent. Its a fact of life that nothing is free and kids have to learn this.
We live in a society where its encouraged for kids to stay home till much later in their lives rather than when I was growing up, we were encouraged to move out by the time we 18/19 and start making our own tracks in life.
Hell, I joined the military 1 month past my 17th birthday.
I just think we molly-coddle kids a bit to much these days. I work with people who do way to much for their kids and don't let them learn from their mistakes.

January 12, 2011 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a great one. Mine are on the way and I sometimes wonder if I am too hard on them because of hearing so much about others having these problems. Can't imagine how tough it is but you are so right....they have to learn and we can't do everything for them. If it is something they really want, they will find the way to do it on their own.

January 12, 2011 12:02 PM  

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