Saturday, 31 January 2009

I didn't see that one coming

I have felt much better today, thank you all for your well wishes.
Back at work I still had an annoying cough but otherwise felt almost back to normal at last.

Tonight I had a long chat with ET or rather several chats wth him. The upshot which I really didn't see coming was that he has been thinking about his future career. He started off by asking me what I thought he should do for his two weeks work experience which is part of his college course. He then proceeded to tell me what he had been thinking about. He showed me a website, we looked at the different possibilities, the locations, the different specialist options. He went through a mock situation test, he looked at the info about training.

He is thinking about a career that I would never in a million years have predicted that he would opt for.

He wants to join the RAF !!!

11 comments:

Sorrow said...

yeah
when they tell you this one
you sit down really face
and try to to have to much of any one given expression.
Sigh
oh yeah
shock is a word
flippin crazed is another

Fire Byrd said...

Good for him. Only difficulty is that if he learns a skill there it won't always be recognised on civvie street as the skills in the army are. Not that I would want anyone I knew however vaguely to join the army in this day and age.
xx

Dark Side said...

I am really pleased that he has come to a decision on his own more then anything, sure sign of growing up..xx

Lady in red said...

I hadn't realised before last night that we have never really talked about my brother being in the Navy and what it was like for everyone when he was in the Faulklands War aged 19.

We discussed the many career options within the Force and I am afraid to say that his choices would definitely put him in battle zones.

I know from my years of working as a civilian on an MOD base what it is like for mothers whose offspring decide to join up. I shall support him i whatever he chooses but that won't stop me from worrying about him.

But right now I need to go and buy him some new warm clothing to take with him fo his activity week away in a week when temperatures are predicted to drop again.

Elaine said...

Oh God. I'd be proud and absolutely horrified all at once.
GULP.

Lady in red said...

Elaine that is exactly how I feel

Mel said...

My breath caught just reading it.

I'm still not sure I've found it.

Queen Vixen said...

Gosh! Proud and scared. I cant imagine what I would feel. Hugs xxx

DJ Kirkby said...

Oooh gawd...N3S has been throwing this into discussions at emal times too. We try not to faint or make a big fuss in the hopes that it is just a passing phase. xo

DJ Kirkby said...

Ooops that should read N2S obviously...

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