Why must boys do this crap? This coming Thursday is one of the spirit days at Cody school. Camouflage day if you couldn't have guesses from the pictures. Why on earth he didn't just think to put on some camo clothes instead of using markers directly on his skin?! He has been working on it for a few days without us knowing about it. I was wondering why he had been wearing long sleeve shirts...to hide it of course. I'm not exactly sure just how far he planned to take it but I can see from the green line on his neck, that he wasn't planning on stopping at the one arm. It's going to take a lotta scrubbing to get that boy clean!
We finally got a call from Chad Sunday morning. I was so relieved to hear from him. He was pretty emotional, but doing okay. He said they didn't get to sleep for the first 3 days and that he hasn't actually started basic training yet. I think he goes there today. They have just been doing drills, getting dental and physical stuff done. They have mostly been putting him through really mean mental games. Hammering in to him that his family hates him and his girlfriend is having sex with every Tom, Dick, and Harry. I understand the need to make the boys ready to conform to military life, but to attack his family is wrong and he is really upset by it. He said they even show these "movies" that show how families are so much happier once the boy has left home and the girlfriend doing it with his best friend. That is so vulgar to me. I've been angry ever since I got off the phone with him. He was looking forward to going to church in the afternoon, so that he could have a little bit of peace and a bit of familiarity. I know he will be strong and when they start the physical training part, he is totally going to smoke them and be at the top of the class, because that's what he does best. We just pray that he stays safe and hangs in there until graduation.