Help with the mother!

#1
Hey all, this is probably in the wrong place but anyway... here goes...

Im in a nasty situation. I have Joined the Territorial Army and passed selection. My mother/sister are not so happy for me! My mother has even gone to say "she would not let me be deployed" and etc...

A potential factor for her reaction is because my old man passed away in January 2012.

What I would like is some advice on how to calm her down, to let her see the army is not a death sentence.
Ive tried going to the local AFCO and all I got was a shitty booklet which was probably glanced at and then destroyed!

Can anyone relay some stories on how you got your family to "let you go" to the Army?

Many thanks for replys!

Quox
 
#2
First question, how old are you?

How exactly is your mother planning to "not let you deploy"?

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#4
Haha My sister is camera shy to the point where she WILL destroy your phone / camera if you take a photo of her! ;)

Im 22, and she wouldn't really be able to stop me from being deployed... but ill feel bad and shit... as I will potentially be leaving her home alone.

Lifes a bitch ! >.<
 
#5
You're TA, you aren't going anywhere. Herrick will be over before you complete training.

Frankly a bloke who can't take pictures of his sister isn't going to be much use anyway.
 
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lumpy2

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#6
Haha My sister is camera shy to the point where she WILL destroy your phone / camera if you take a photo of her! ;)

Im 22, and she wouldn't really be able to stop me from being deployed... but ill feel bad and shit... as I will potentially be leaving her home alone.

Lifes a bitch ! >.<
I suspect you are female, if so I appreciate your concern for your mother.

If you are a bloke and living at home with your mother, it is not good for either of you!
 
#8
What you need is something to distract you mother - to take her mind of her son's predicament, if you will.

Although I'm 47 I keep getting the glad eye from 50 year old women. If your mother scrubs well then I'm not fussy.

With all due respect...
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
mum needs to get used to it at some point otherwise unless you want to end up keeping her she wont stand on her own two feet and move on.

she'll get used to it as you pop off on all those weekends, get her bulling your boots for you.
 
#11
What you need is something to distract you mother - to take her mind of her son's predicament, if you will.

Although I'm 47 I keep getting the glad eye from 50 year old women. If your mother scrubs well then I'm not fussy.

With all due respect...
Ha! Not a chance in hell mate ;P
 
#15
Is it in English?
Translation- English to English

To the O.C. B.Coy
Dear Sir,
I hereby hold you
responsible for the health and safety
of my son Pimh.

I don't object to him doing
his action man stuff as long
as he's enjoying it.

The minute he gets tired
and it ceases to be a
pleasure, he has my permission
to retire.

Your Sincerely
Pimh's Mum
Wing Cdr (Ex WAAF)
 
#17
Thanks for all the help everyone! I've learnt that I'm fracked and theres no way to "Easily" make her understand! ;D

The day I announce im about to go on a 6 month deployment is the day I get green on green'ed :D
 
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fozzy

Guest
#18
Hey all, this is probably in the wrong place but anyway... here goes...

Im in a nasty situation. I have Joined the Territorial Army and passed selection. My mother/sister are not so happy for me! My mother has even gone to say "she would not let me be deployed" and etc...

A potential factor for her reaction is because my old man passed away in January 2012.

What I would like is some advice on how to calm her down, to let her see the army is not a death sentence.
Ive tried going to the local AFCO and all I got was a shitty booklet which was probably glanced at and then destroyed!

Can anyone relay some stories on how you got your family to "let you go" to the Army?

Many thanks for replys!

Quox
This has got to be a Wah.

If it is not, then you will need these:
ManUpPills.jpg

Just out of interest - what cap badge are you joining?
 
#19
My Mum was really upset that I was joining up too. That was 15 years ago. She got over it. Took about 6 months, if I remember rightly. The last thing she got upset about was me getting married and that was 7 years ago.
Funny thing Mums, cant please them all the time and even if you tried it wouldnt work.
Just get stuck in. When she sees that youre making a fist of it, challenging yourself and being happy-it'll make her happy too.

Good luck.
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
get her to watch bluestone 42 bbc march and she will see that you are going to have bundles of fum and be keeping safe .
 

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