Everyone loves their kids but....
July 24, 2007 5:34am CST
did they turn out as you expected them to be or are they going in the wrong direction? if you could change one of their habbits, which would it be?
• United States
27 Jul 07
They all turned great, but my oldest son,is the one that turned out alot better than I expected. When he was in his teens, and in school, he was always getting in trouble. He was always getting in trouble for fighting, smoking at school, skipping school, etc. I had to make at least 3 trips in his room to get him up for school, every morning, despite the fact, that he had an alarm clock, right by his head. He quit school when he was 18, and I was truly glad, because, he took a job working with his girlfriends dad, and since he was working away from home, he had to grow up, and take care of himself. So, between that and the fact that his son was born, he has grown in to a wonderful man(he's 31)and he started out working as a concrete laborer in that company, and has since gone on to a different company, and has been there for several years, and has gotten several promotions, he is now a supervisor carpenter, and he makes alot of money, and is well liked by all, because he's such a hard worker. He doesn't just tell them what to do, he actually helps, and is liked by those above, and under him. If you'd have told me this would be the way that he was going to turn out, I wouldn't have believed it in a million years. So, I'm super proud of him. If I could change anything about any of my kids, it would be my youngest, and that's the fact that he's let his girlfriend cheat on him, beat on him(with a ball bat, among other things)and take him for every dime she can, not to mention all the tears, he shed, because she aborted a baby that he thinks was his. He puts up with all this stuff, because she's depressed, and he's afraid she'll kill herself or something. He has no self esteem left, and there's nothing I can do to help. ALl in all, I'm proud of all 4 of them.