I finally caught up on the show.
There were a few things that stuck out in my mind.
When Claudia Joy said "We never get used to it, we just get through it". I think that sentence sums up my life right now. Yes this may be the 5th year that he will be gone from us, and I can't say that it is any easier except for I am not having a baby this time or starting a new career. I would like to think that I do more than "just get through it" though. I'd like to think that I improve my life somehow while he is away.
The whole part where Trevor told the oldest boy that he was the "man of the house" rubbed me the wrong way. As a teacher, there were so many of my boys that were told that, and it stressed them out, especially if their moms were having a hard time with the deployment. I liked Roxy's response of "do not ask a boy to do a man's job". I wish more people took that to heart. I can see asking them to help out a little bit more, but I think just the title of "man of the house" is what irks me.
When Trevor stated that "Army kids grow up faster than most", I cringed.
Do you think that is true?
I'd say my kids know a lot more about world events than most kids. I think they are resilient, make friends a little bit easier, adapt to change faster, but grow up faster?
Sure they worry about their dad being in a dangerous position and most other kids don't, but I just don't see that they are wise beyond their years or are more grown up than their peers in the civilian world.
What do you think?
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