difficult child Starts his job tomorrow

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Coookie, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Hello Friends....

    Well difficult child made it through the background check and the badging process and starts his job tomorrow. :dance: I have the day off which is probably very good because then he can acclimate himself without "Mom" being in the vicinity. :916blusher:

    I'm hoping with everything I have that difficult child will not self-sabbotage this (as seems to have been his MO in the past) and I'm asking all of you to PLEASE rattle beads, pray, light candles, .... whatever and send those good thoughts our way.

    husband and I are optomistic but I still carry that little bit of fear... PTSD I think. He was hired a month to the day that he came back.

    Praying that my difficult child is on a good road now....and whatever bumps are just that.... bumps... not mountains... :faint:

  2. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Sending good thoughts, Cookie. You have reason to be apprehensive.
    Hope for the best, plan for the worst. It's all we can do at this age.

    I wouldn't give him too much praise or accolades. It seems to trigger his
    self sabotage behavior.
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Sending loads of good juju and positive thoughts and prayers - everything good! He WILL do well!
  4. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Good thoughts for success being sent to both of you

  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Keeping body parts crossed and saying prayers difficult child is able to make this job a success.

  6. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Good luck to all.
  7. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Inside? Doing the happy explosive naked moonlight chicken liver on elbow dance

    Outside? Oh a job - good for you, and walks off.

    SAY NO MORE - I'm shaking beads so hard you'd think I started a Mariachi band.
  8. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I'm with Star.
  9. WiscKaren

    WiscKaren New Member

    Wishing him and you good luck in this new journey!

    Isn't it sad though that when something goes right, we are always waiting for the ball to drop? I know in my situation, if something good happens, chances are something bad is sure to follow. Sad, sad, sad.

    ...But I'm hoping and praying that doesn't happen here to you!
  10. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Good luck to him (and to you).

    I will be waiting to hear how it goes.

    Love, Esther
  11. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    :DThank you all. I ended up working yesterday too so I couldn't get on the board but he really liked it and he likes the people he works with too. :thumbsup: Most of them are around his age, including the assistant managers, so I think that is a plus. A very young crew. He works again tomorrow and then most of next week. With retail your hours are all over the place. :hammer: But that is OK!!!!

    Keep the good thoughts, prayers, lit candles and naked chicken liver dances... :dance:LOL.. coming.

  12. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Robby, glad it went well!! Will rattle beads for continued success for difficult child - and that you can keep from letting your eyes stray over there *too* often!! ;)
  13. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member


    Looking towards a brighter future for C.
    He is doing this all himself. Quite different than before he left.
    I have high hopes for him.
  14. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I'm joining the naked chicken liver dance conga line. :cutie_pie:

    Fingers crossed, Robby. Stay calm. :)

  15. Scent of Cedar II

    Scent of Cedar II New Member

    I'm here, too. :)

  16. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    Glad to hear he liked it!!!!

  17. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Rattling the bed, Robbie. (Anyone been around long enough to remember that one?)
  18. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Glad to hear things are going well. I know my daughter loved retail and working with people her own age. It really is a great place to be for our kids, I think.
  19. jannie

    jannie trying to survive....

    Sending goog thoughts...Glad the first day went well !!
  20. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I don't know you too well yet Robby, but I wanted to wish difficult child luck on his first day of work... ;)