Friday, February 12, 2010

INTERVIEW WITH A BRAT

 
Meet Sky.

Sky is my oldest brat. I generally forget that he is also a military brat, and out of curiosity I recently asked him what that was like to have a dad serving active duty with the Air Force.
I asked him what he thought were some of the good things:
     Mom you're weird.  See, that's why he's a brat. Well I guess that I like that we get to move and see cool places a lot. And there's tons of neat things to do on base that normal people don't get to do. And Operation Purple camps are cool too. 

Ok. That wasn't too rough.


So then I asked him what were the bad things:
     Dad deploying duh. And being far away from Grandpa, he knows how to fish. Also I'll have to give up the guinea pigs when we move, because they can't fly now. And having to wait till I'm 10 to get my ID card, that's dumb.
 
 
 
 Up next, I asked him what kind of advise he might give another kid whose parent might be joining the military:
     Well they'd still be a regular kid. I mean, I still have chores and homework. But I guess I'd tell them to try and go with the flow. I used to worry a lot when Dad had to go on a deployment, but now I know about all of the important things he does to help people. It kinda of sucks sometimes. But if you do lots of fun stuff when they are home, then you have lots of good memories when they have to leave. I'm really proud of my dad.

Aww, what a sweet kid he is.
 

Sometimes. Generally the "brat" title fits him pretty darn good.

4 comments:

Mira February 12, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

"I used to worry a lot when Dad had to go on a deployment, but now I know about all of the important things he does to help people."

awww... :))

Heather February 13, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

Hello! I just discovered you on milblogging.com. What a great idea to interview your "brat!" I'll have to do that with my son one of these days. Looking forward to future posts!

AirmanMom February 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM  

This is my first visit to your blog and I look forward to going back to read your previous posts!
~AM

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