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My Little Birdie Needs to Be Shoved Out of the Nest

What is it with kids these days? My son is 20 years old and has no ambition whatsoever. This young man was NOT brought up this way. His father doesn’t work and doesn’t have much ambition, but he was brought up in a household with my husband (his step-father) and me. My husband gets up every day and goes to work. Even when he’s sick, he’s at work. He doesn’t take days off and is definitely not a slacker.  My son’s father is the exact opposite.  But, he was brought up by my husband, not his father.  I guess genes do run deep.  ;-)  He didn’t get any of mine.  I work every day and have always made enough to support us.

Anyway, it’s time.  It’s time to shove my little birdie out of the nest and hope he flies.  The next time I have to tell him more than once to get off his butt and do something or the next time he stays up all night and sleeps all day or the next time he decides to yell at his mother, he is OUT. I have to do it.  I have to stick to that.  I hope I’m strong enough….