Ok as my DS transitioned from candidate to Prep to BCT I began trolling more Facebook groups to more info of the happenings and pictures of BCT and such. Let me start off by saying I’m not a huge social media fan to begin with but what some of these parents post are killing me! I just read a post about a parent that said the following. I mean come on! how about looking at it as spending $400 to make sure you child was set up for success when it came to their college applications? How about wow I only had to spend $400 and my child gets a FREE education! How about its money well spent just in case they didn’t get into an Academy! I saw another post of a parent discussing buying their child those garter straps you can put on your bed sheet so they don’t slip because their child off handily mentioned in a letter that they’re sleeping on the floor so as not to mess up their bed. I just don’t get it. I know they miss their child I get it, hell I miss hanging out with my DS too but come on. Sorry turning rant off now. Just wanted to post this somewhere where people understand the military and maybe just tell me to shut the hell up and deal with it, it’s Facebook after all.