Divorced Parents on Parents Day

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  1. batorthopa

    batorthopa Member

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    Any advice here? Both remarried. Splitting time? Everyone just suck it up and all hang out together? What is schedule like that weekend? Any help appreciated.
     
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    I can't talk from a parent perspective but from that as a child's I would prefer it if both my parents came together to see what I had done as a plebe and be able to provide some much needed family time. I definitely think you should be at all plebe events/hanging out with your plebe together, but that doesn't mean you guys would have to share a room!
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Set aside differences, declare a truce, and celebrate what a great achievement your plebe has accomplished in spite of hardships that invariably accompany parental splits.
     
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    Thanks. That is my thinking as well. Wish schedule of events was available.:bleh2:
     
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    That's great. Thank you. Web site said info still pending.
     
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    Are we able to visit with our son on Thursday or not until Friday?
     
  8. falconchic88

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    In the past, you couldn't really visit with them on Thursday, because parent's weekend doesn't officially start until Friday. One year we went to Evening Meal Formation on Thursday and were able to watch them form up, but couldn't really talk to DS. The second time we went, we just went to the hotel on Thursday because formation was cancelled due to Tstorms.
     
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    You might consider asking your plebe what he would prefer too. When my DS finished boot camp at Parris Island he absolutely wanted both parents to combine and tag along for all activities. He didn't want to have to do everything twice. But you should do what your plebe wants. Depending on family dynamics your plebe may prefer to have everyone attend functions but have some private time with both families.


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  10. falconchic88

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    Also keep in mind that your Plebe might not want to do many activities. Let your plebe set the schedule. After the parade, we met our plebe, toured their company/saw their room and then they both wanted to get off the yard as soon as possible. Ours were content (and preferred) just hanging out at the hotel, and sleeping A TON. They really didn't feel like putting on uniform and going in to town. I think we did go see a movie both years, but that was about it.
     

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