Today my first-born will be sworn in as an Army recruit at a Military Entry Processing Station and ship off to basic training. We dropped him off a few hours ago at the hotel where they gather, and in the morning we’ll go en famille to see the swearing-in and hug him again before seeing him off on the bus.
Dino Spouse is bereft. Podrostok is his boy through and through. It will be a rough day.
I really ought to go to bed now.