There are many children that see military school as some sort of punishment for doing something bad, but for Rosie Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s son Parker, he just couldnâ€™t wait to go and actually begged his mom to send him.
Oâ€™Donnell says that Parker made the decision to go to military school on his own and that it was something he felt he wanted to do. She explains;
â€œHe chose on his own. He actually begged to go to a military academy. And I was like two years of ‘No way. Truth is, since he was a little boy, that’s his area of interest. The same way I love Streisand and Bette Midler and entertainment, he can tell you any general in any war, what kind of tanks they had, what the battles were like. So I finally gave in and truthfully, he’s excelling and he’s very happy.”
Rosie joked about her son going in the complete opposite direction in life that his mother took. She said;
“How do you really piss off your really left wing and peace-loving mother? You join the military. Parker was like, ‘Mother, I’d like to serve the Nation.’ I’m like crying, ‘Serve me instead!'”
Rosie misses her son tremendously and sends him care packages full of goodies pretty regularily. She said;
“[Parker told me], ‘The whole platoon, they all eat the stuff you send.â€™ I do maybe over-mother him, but I think it’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”