"Hey Mom, Dad! I want to go to USNA!"How did yall tell your parents that you wanted to attend the academy?
Haha, so true. My parents took me on a tour of West Point at the end of 7th grade, so wanting to go to an academy didn't include any long discussions. Of course, my mom hasn't been to happy when I've mentioned the marine option or special warfare, but she realizes that it is my choice."Hey Mom, I want to go to USNA!"
"Are you sure about that?"
"Well... you better start keeping your room clean then."
"Hey Mom, I want to choose Marine Option!"
"WHAT?! YOU CAN'T BE A MARINE."
-insert long argument-
"Well, I support you no matter what you choose to be in life."
That's one of the reasons I held of telling my parents I was applying for a little bit; I didn't want anyone to sway my opinion. My mom prodded me on it a little through the application process after she found out (Are you suuuuuuure? every once in a while), but my dad was completely silent on the matter.[...] my husband (the now-retired military member) was very quiet throughout the entire process. He REALLY wanted it to be our son's decision.