Life as a military child: advantages and disadvantages
April 8, 2010
There are many advantages and disadvantages to being a military child. I'm going to tell you the advantages and disadvantages of being a military child.
First, I'm going to tell you the disadvantages of being a military child. There are happy and sad moments, like when your parents are working late and don't come home until late hours and you don't see them in the morning or all night.
Another one is that when your parents have to deploy for one or two years, and you have to live with someone else. Also, your parents have to miss all of your football and basketball games and miss other events that are really important to you.
Now I'm going to tell you all the advantages to being a military child.
The advantages to being a military child are that if you live on post; you have everything where you live, like you have grocery stores and schools and sports. You also have recreation areas for kids, gyms for kids to play basketball, and swimming pools. And we have a PX store that you can buy clothes and other things like household products.
We also have a shoppette that you can go to just in case you don't feel like going in to a grocery store when it is crowded. Also, it is cheaper to live on post than if you live off post. When you go shopping at the PX or the Commissary, they don't charge tax on anything they sell, so it is cheaper to buy things on post.
Another advantage to being a Military Child is that you have more education connections to the Army, because the Army has many scholarships to different schools.
So, to wrap things up, there are ups and downs to being a military child. You have parts that you don't like and you do like, but you know that your parents do this for our country and because they love us.
And this is the life of being a military child.