Last night I went to open house at
Carters school and thought this will be quick and easy.
4 kids in tow I head up there only to find out that we are
basically attending school.
We go through the 'morning meeting' like my daughter would do.
The teacher explains to us that we are going to introduce ourselves.
Easy enough right?
The first 4 people to go before me introduce themselves like this...
"Hi, my name is so and so and I am an officer in the (insert branch)"
No lie the first 4 people did this.
I kept thinking every time another one did that that's nice but who is your child?
My time came around and my introduction was more...
" Hi, my name is Kristen and I am a SAHM of "too many kids" ok really 4 and Carter is my daughter"
You would have thought I said something horrible.
I mean really it was a joke.
If you can't laugh at yourself then it's sad.
I guess my issue is that I don't understand why rank has to be such an
important part of your outside of work life?
I mean I totally get, I really do.
There has to be some boundaries but sitting in a 5th grade classroom
really just doesn't seem like one of those times.
Why cant you just be "so and so's" dad/mom?
I also totally get that just because we are parents it is not all that defines us
but when you are at YOUR kids school then
yes basically that is what it's about.
OK, I am getting off my soap box now.
Sorry for all you non-military that had to suffer through this.
Have a great weekend!