Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

Army strong

Driving to preschool today:

Little J: Mama what is army?

Me: What do you mean, what is army?

Little J: I mean, what is army? What do they do?

Me: Army is a group of brave men and women protecting our freedom.

Little J: Also they knock people down.

Me: How do they knock people down?

Little J: They kick them, then they fall.

Me: Son, who told you this?

Little J: We talk about this in school.

Me: Miss Ada teaches you about US Army?

Little J: Not Mrs. Ada. Chris told me. It is super important.

Me: Yes, I agree. It is important. One day, I will tell you all about it. But not now. And they don’t knock people down just like that.

Little J: I remember! They are made out of metal. You can not knock them down once they are made out of metal.

Me: (Here we go again) Are we talking about Transformers?

Little J: No, silly. About the army Transformers are knocking down.

Me: (really needing a quiet lie down) Let’s talk about something else. Where are you going on a field trip today?

Turns out they had to skip the field trip cause they are running behind on end of the year evaluations. Great, gave my son some more classroom time to kill with stories about military tactics…


Regardless of how much I shield my son from anything to do with guns, even Transformers, I dedicate this post to all serving. I realized while writing this post US Army is celebrating it’s 236 Birthday this week. To all, I salute you.


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