A civilian child has a best friend in his hometown. A military child has a best friend on almost every continent.
A civilian child sees only the plane flying over. A military child not only can identify the type of plane flying but knows someone who works on them.
A civilian child smells something nasty and yells "eeewwww, what's that smell?". A military child smells something nasty and yells "M.O.P.P. 4! M.O.P.P. 4!!"
A civilian child sees a person in uniform. A military child can tell you what branch he's in and what his rank is.
A civilian child thinks home is where the heart is. A military child knows home is where the military sends you.
A civilian child lives for tomorrow and what it might bring. A military child lives for today for tomorrow Daddy/Mommy might get called away again.
A civilian child gets to kiss mommy and daddy goodnight each night. A military child sometimes has to kiss a picture of daddy or mommy goodnight.
A civilian child can read and write in English. A military child can read and write in acronym.
A civilian child says "good-bye". A military child says "see you later".
A civilian child gets to see things other kids would love to see. A military child gets to see things world leaders would love to see.
A civilian child will probably go to the same school his entire life. A military child will probably change schools every 2 years.
A civilian child might rarely leave his hometown for anything other than vacation. A military child will rarely see his "hometown" for anything other than vacation.
A civilian child supports our soldiers. A military child is a soldier.