We stopped at the grocery store and an auto parts store, so my son could pick up job applications last night.
He's very excited at the prospect of getting a job and having his own money. He needs to save for his vehicle insurance on the used truck his father bought him for Christmas. Plus, gas and maintenance costs & actually having spending money. Cause you know Momma ain't paying for it!
My smile matched his giddy enthusiasm, for different reasons.
He's got visions of dollar signs and the millions he will make, oh the freedom he will have!
I can't wait until reality hauls off and bitch slaps him right in the forehead. Wait till he finds out he won't be getting paid like he was from his generous grandfather. Wait till he finds out how much things actually cost. Wait till he finds out what a money pit a used vehicle is. Wait till he finds out how far he gets on a gallon of gas.
Wait till he gets his first paycheck and sees sees the chunk good ole Uncle Sam takes out of his hard earned money.
Ah yes friends, it will be a great day when I can look at my sons tear filled eyes, smile and say, "Welcome to the real world son."