I think Payton has moved back home. I say “I think” because he didn’t actually tell me. You would think he would at least say, “Dad, I’m moving back home. Thanks for offering me a job and trying to help.” But no, that didn’t happen. I guess I was too “Hard” on him. I’m sure the world will be a lot easier on him than I was. Probably, not. Maybe, I should have done something different. I really don’t know. I just hope he figures out life. He can’t keep bouncing around from mom to dad, from city to city.
I think a parent has to do whatever they can to help your child. I made mistakes and wasn’t there years ago when I should have been. I’ll admit that. But there does come a time that the (adult) child has to “Man-up” and start taking responsibility for himself. When you are an adult, you have adult responsibilities. You have to pay rent for example. If you are living under someone else’s roof, you have to follow their rules. You have to respect other people. and you have to work to make a living. And if those rules don’t seem to be in alignment with what you want to do, then yes, you may need to move back home to mom. It PAINS me to no end that I have failed to show my son how to be a responsible Human but I’ll keep praying and trying.