Yesterday was picture day at the academy so they dressed in their "real" uniforms (versus the cadet uniform), were issued their badges (which they later had to turn back in), and got to wear their actual guns (which, again, had to be turned back in). Joey sent pics from his phone and can I just say, "holy mother of hotness!" My husband is gonna be a cop!
Once he graduates, he'll spend the next 9 weeks rotating between the 3 different shifts with a Field Training Officer. Then he'll have a "final review" of sorts for 2 weeks (I believe) and then he'll be on his own.
SCARY! (but exciting!) Words can not express how proud I am of him. He has worked so hard to accomplish this dream. I'm just so very proud to be his wife.
So why do I feel like everything is in limbo? Because I just have no idea where the cards will fall (what shift he'll get, what station, etc.). I'm struggling to arrange summer childcare because I don't want to pay for something if Joey will be home (i.e. if he's working nights). I usually have everything planned by now and it's a little scary knowing that it's not arranged. I know that everything will work out fine. I also know that I have the world's best mother-in-law (who helps watch the kids in the summer since she's a teacher and has the summer off, too) who will jump in and help, but I don't want to overload her. Know what I mean?
It's just such a major life change. One that we've been waiting for, but now that it's here, I'm not sure what to do. LOL.
Ah... change. Gotta love it.