We are a patriotic family.
The Pilot served our country as a United States Marine and currently serves as a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. We celebrate Veteran’s Day. It’s an important holiday to us- as it should be for all Americans.
The Pilot and I both love aviation and it seems we have passed that along to the boys. So we planned on celebrating Veteran’s Day by attending a Blue Angels airshow. We go to this airshow every year- I’ve only missed one show in the last seven years and that’s because Burtch was only a few weeks old. So needless to say we were looking forward to attending.
Sadly, the day had a few challenges. Hope these weren’t on your list of ways to pay hommage to a military member on Verteran’s Day because now you’re going to have to come up with a new plan.
How NOT to Honor a Veteran on Veteran’s Day:
♦ Have him spend an hour in a Walgreen’s parking lot cleaning puke out of a carseat. (Poor Burtch got carsick.) I kept hearing The Pilot make sounds similar to “Hooyah” but I don’t think it was voluntary.
♦ Arrive late to the airshow so you have to park way far away. Load a double jogging stroller with 65 lbs of kids, flatten two of the tires and have him push it four miles…through sand. I don’t think this activity is included in his physical training test.
♦ Dress his three year old little boy in a smocked outfit that’s three sizes too small (because you didn’t bring him extra clothes) and take him to an event where he runs into lots of guys from his squadron.
♦ Feed him breakfast at 6:30 and withhold all food until 3:30. Then charge him $15 for this…
Although this may not have been The Pilot’s ideal Veteran’s Day celebration, I think he will consider the day a success overall…
He got to take his kids to sit in the cockpit of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that he flew as a Marine. That was priceless to him.
And for me pretty much any day that includes my family and the Blue’s is a great one. Puke and all.
**Thank you to all who have served and our serving our great country. I appreciate your sacrifices and those of your families.