Good morning all................ Well Andre called me yesterday from his cell phone... So, he says to me : "Mom, my birthday is coming soon (May 4th) and I am going to be 18, can you believe it??" ... WOW... "well guess what.. at 18 I can qualify for credit cards" .. "Well Andre.. I guess you got the money to pay for the cell phone??" ... "no, I just told them that I was job hunting and that I realy needed my cell phone, at least for now. Are you kidding? money for a cell phone mom? I don't even have any money to buy food!!" YIKES!!!! .... "are you safe?" .. "Yes mom!"... "what kind of job are you getting?" ... "telemarketing" .. (this kid has an IQ of 157 ... has been trained as a helicopter repair person... That job PAYS ALOT) .. "Andre, why don't you just go back to the base.. SGT Ellis said for you to call him".. "I KNOW mom!".. "well guess what I am going to do?? .. I am going to apply for "tons" of credit cards and run them all up all the way.." "Guess I really be running and hiding then hun???" (was I supposed to laugh?? is he serious?? WHAT ARE YOu THINKING KID!!!!!) Never mind that as a family we decided not to use credit cards.. to pay off ALL consumer debt and to start paying off the house early... This is not how he was raised!! Should I be appaled?? Should I take it with a grain of salt?? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR this kid is going to be the death of me..... I know that as and AWOL military kid he is an "emancipated adult".... BUT really... mommy hearts don't stop bleeding when they are grown... do they???