Ah, kids...they certainly do have a clear perspective on some things.
My oldest daughter just left for summer camp and is attending a civilian drama camp courtesy of this generous program. There will be many other Navy kids there, too. Over breakfast before she left, I (casually, I hope) mentioned that this might be the first time that the camp staff and other campers got to spend any length of time with military kids, and that I hoped that they made a favorable impression. We continued chatting, and I kept saying "military kids," then correcting myself and saying "Navy kids."
After a few times, she responded that "military kids are pretty much all the same. Except in December, of course."
As fast as my caffeine-deprived brain could manage, I said, "Do you mean November?" I was thinking that perhaps she thought that different branches of the military had different political views. Just as I was about to launch into my opinions on that topic, she stopped me.
"You know, whenever that game is."
Game? What game? And then it hit me: The Army-Navy football game. It is sort of a big deal in our house, and especially after that year we spent playing Army, my kids know that the Army-Navy (or any inter-service) rivalry is always a good subject for some humor.
So there you have it. Politics are absolutely unimportant, as long as we know what side of the Army-Navy aisle you prefer.
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