After congressional visits, senior night, NJROTC night, grad party, etc etc, son declined to go to the district BGO dinner and parent group BBQ. Being busy busy this last week, I didn't worry too much about it and took the break in schedule as a relief. Yesterday I asked him why he didnt want to go. He said he was tired of standing ovations and wanted to just spend time with his brother and friends. He and his big brother (Army ROTC, Junior in college), girlfriend and friends have been having that great all-American summer. Rope swing in the lake, volleyball, movies, hammocks, bike rides to the hot dog stand, chasing down the ice cream man. I actually agree with him and feel he should just have a blast this summer. Has any one else's appointee had this shift in opinion regarding the accolades?