Posted on Jun 17, 2020
Is there anything she should be doing to get ready. I’ve been trying to help her but she won’t let me do anything. Like does she need sheets , tv , dishes etc. I’m probably being over paranoid I just want to do what I can to make this am easier tradition. ?
Posted 3 mo ago
Not trying to be rude, but , its time to cut the apron strings. The best thing you can do right now, is just support her decision. She wants to do this on her own legs, on her own terms. US military bases in Europe are small pockets of America, they have a Walmart type store called a PX/BX, they have a grocery store called a Commissary, and lots of small niche stores, like an ATT, Beauty salon, flower shop, and local representatives of the surrounding area selling their wares. There is a movie theater, fast food restuarants, and a host of other amenities. She will be able to purchase all that she requires or needs easily. She will also have access to some amazing travel opportunities within Europe, at really affordable prices. Let her live, and make choices. You cannot protect them forever.
Sounds like your daughter just wants to spread her wings and do things on her own. Let her fly and after she gets to Germany and gets settled in then ask her if you can send her a care package and what she would like in it. She'll have access to the PX and local shops so she can buy the things she needs. I know that as a mom you want to help her, but right now the best thing you can do is to let her do this on her own and be ready to support her when she asks.
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