Kid A is off taking his final PT test before Basic, trying to keep himself out of the “Remedial PE” category. He’s good on the push-ups and sit-ups, but we went out training together Wednesday, and he’s still struggling on the run. He’s got to run two miles in 16 minutes, on a hilly bike path, with some freezing half-snow rain stuff coming down. I’m half a minute slower than that time, and he couldn’t even keep up with me. We’ll see.
Today is his birthday. Kid B’s going to bake a cake. He ships out Tuesday. He thinks I can come along to Milwaukee on the bus to watch him swear in, and you can bet I’m going to go. I’m only a little less excited then he is, and a little more worried.