I'm having visions of Cookie's difficult child floating in my head right now. I know, a serious case of bad attitude, but ... the kid hasn't completed a single thing in his life. Not HS, treatment, employment, nada. You don't mess with- the military - they're not going to take it too kindly if (when?) he flakes out on them. He's bounced this off of us a couple of times in the last few years. husband (ex-Navy) has very emphatically stressed to him that this is a commitment that he *cannot* wig out on, that it will be hard, and there are a lot of rules he will have to follow. That old go-around-the-hoop logic isn't going to cut it in the military. This may all be for naught - he says he's talked to a recruiter in the past, but not recently. But... he's heading to the recruiting office tomorrow. husband and I are skeptical (or hoping - not sure which) that they will even take him, but we're trying mightily to remain extremely neutral (ulcer #4,539,275). If he can buckle down, it would be a great thing for him. But that's a huge "if". Thoughts? Am I just being a Negative Nellie?