My stepson who is 23 now is in the service stationed overseas, and the last time he spoke with his father he told a real whopper: that he was going to our local college online, majoring in forestry, and when he gets out in 2 years all he’ll have left to do is his clinical. I was stunned because I strongly suspected it was untrue.
He spent time in boys prison for a crime and was with us 2 years after he got out at 18, graduated from HS at 20 and went in to the military. He behaved okay then but almost flunked basic math. The teacher gave him a D just for not dropping out. So, I’m thinking, yeah he’s got chemistry, physics, calculus, biology and all the rest knocked…right. But I didn’t say anything.
Just to make sure, I called the college and he is not enrolled and there is no online forestry program.
Should I just keep my mouth shut and hope it goes away? What I fear is that he will want to come back and live with us under the pretense of going to college, and will just twiddle his days away watching cartoons and sleeping like he did before.
I want to like this kid, but I don’t like liars.