Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top 10 Pros and Cons of Being a Military Brat (According to Big C)

"Our daddies have to work really hard.  And sometimes we have to too.  And sometimes when you’re the only boy in the house, you have to take care of your mom."

~Big C on life as a military brat
 
 
In honor of April and the Month of the Military Child, I thought I'd turn over this week's top 10 list to my 7-year-old son Big C.
 
 
 
 
Here are his...
 
 
Top 10 Pros and Cons of Being a Military Brat
 


10)  CON:  I don't like making new friends because I like my old ones.  If I don't see my friends in a long time, I forget about them.


9)  PRO: We get to meet people in different countries.


8)  CON: My daddy misses my baseball practices.


7) PRO: My dad buys me stuff when he's on trips.


6)  CON: My dad goes on a lot of trips.


5)  PRO: We have good parents, and we have a good life.


4)  CON: I don't like moving because it's boring going on long car drives and on airplanes.


3)  PRO : When my dad comes back from trips we play golf together.


2)  CON : I don't get to see my dad a lot.


1)  PRO: My daddy is a hero.


 
What tops your military brat's list?
 

13 comments:

  1. My brats love traveling to fun places. They've been all over the US...I would love to tackle Europe before retirement!

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  2. What a little sweetheart! It is a hard job, but thank you for being willing to protect our country :) (and for sharing your daddy with the rest of us!)

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  3. 1) PRO: My daddy is a hero.

    My heart just melted. Can't wait to have a little one in the family. (Man I have baby fever!!)

    Great post!

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  4. It is awesome hearing these from the kiddos! It brings it into a whole new light.
    Give your son a huge hug!

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  5. I love this idea and will be sitting down with my wee ones this evening to compile there's and post on le blog! :)

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  6. Hi! Thanks for following my blog, and sorry it's taken a little while to actually respond. Your son sounds way too cute!

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  7. New follower from Goodnight Moon!
    Having been a military brat I know I look at things and handle things even stressors diff then some of my friends. But I wonder what my kids would say? Hmm now I know what conversation we will be having tomorrow!

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  8. "I don't like moving because it's boring..." LOL! I love his honesty! I love his list...yet some of them make me sad. Big C did a great job!!!! And what an awesome military child you have!

    I think you should totally enter this into the BSF essay contest! You never know....

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  9. Awww! Thanks for sharing...and tell him thank you for sharing your daddy. Our family appreciates the sacrifice your family is making for us and our country:) I'm visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party. Thanks for stopping by:)

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  10. Here's one to add (my daughter is already worked up about this one): CON my dad is missing another one of my birthdays :(

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  11. Great list. I should definitely do this with my children before April is over. Thanks for starting up such a great meme. I really like visiting blogs from the MilSpouse Roundup. =)

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  12. What a great list!! #1 was so sweet! And frankly I agree with most of his list from when I was a military brat.

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