Back to School
It was a wonderful summer, mainly because SS22 is out of our house.
SS22 moved out after graduation, DH and I were going to charge him rent and also require him to help around the house. He decided to move back to BM’s house. He just got an apartment near Uber-Expensive-University Campus he graduated from. The only reason he got his own place is because SF put his foot down and started charging SS22 rent.
SS22’s GF was primarily responsible for him moving, she found him a bunch of apartments and filled out the applications, all he had to do was look at them and choose one. GF was complaining about SS22 not looking for apartments by hmself, I told her to step out of it and let him do it on his own. She doesn’t understand that the more she does for SS22 the less growing up he has to do. From what SS22 said to DH, I got the impression that he’s not ready to move on from his college days. He wants to be the big fish in a little pond.
How does SS22 thank his GF? He bailed on her when she needed his help moving to her new apartment (in College Town an hour and a half away) When she cried to DH and me, I told her that actions speak louder than words. If SS22 really want to help her, he would have. DH told her she needs to let SS22 be on his own even if that means breaking up with him.
DH has become increasingly angry with SS22. SS22 only calls/texts when he wants something from DH, which doesn’t surprise me at all. For example, DH and I are dropping off SS22’s desk at his new place this week. To be honest I don’t think SS22 would have told us he had moved and what his new address is except that he wanted the desk that was in his old room at our house. Which we are happy to get rid of as SS22 defaced it and broke the chair anyway. SS22 “invited” us over to “see” his new place and by-the-way could we bring the desk with us when we come. DH fell for that one, amateur.
What SS22 doesn’t realize is DH and I are also boxing up everything SS22 left behind and we’ll be dropping that off too. DH is actually taking the lead on this. We’re going to turn SS22’s bedroom back into an den/office/guest room. We already picked out a cute futon sofa and writing desk. SS22’s bed is going to the dump – it’s so gross – SS22 never washed the sheets.
SS17 is doing great in his senior year of high school. He just had his graduation pictures taken. I hope he keeps his grades up. SS17 got into the Dual program and is learning CNC Machining at Tech College in the morning and going to high school in the afternoon. SS17 seems to really like Tech school, which is awesome.