Two of a Kind

Random pondering:

Given all the relocating that comes with a parent’s job, you would least like to be the junior high-aged child of:

A.  Someone in the military
B.  A professional athlete of a team sport
C.  The head or assistant coach for a high school, college, or professional team sport
D.  A politician with aspirations for the Executive Branch of government
E.  A diplomat
F.  A college professor
G.  An archaeologist
H.  Indiana Jones

cinvy38

Mais oui, Olivia, I wanna go somewhere and chill.

~!~

And now back to your regularly scheduled blog post:

Now that football season is over, and my daytime hours have occupied my critical thinking skills in unprecedented ways, I’m going to just take a moment daydream and stare at the back of soy sauce bottles.  Who’s with me? You can stare at something else.

Yos

2 thoughts on “Two of a Kind

  1. Downtym

    A, E, D in that order. In the case of A, the movement of military families is often very far each move. Often it’s not that you move from neighboring states to neighboring states. It’s more moving from region to region, country to country, or across continents. E and D because it always seems like while being a politician’s child means, you know, awesome education, ivy league friends, etc. but you have to grow up with people watching you constantly and criticizing not just your parents, but almost by proxy you. There’s also the locked in expectation that if your parents are in politics then you will be too – or at the least politically connected/politically oriented – and if you fail to live to that expectation then it’s a mark against your family because … some reason the pundits will be glad to dance around.

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    1. sittingpugs Post author

      Often it’s not that you move from neighboring states to neighboring states. It’s more moving from region to region, country to country, or across continents.

      Indeed. I remember new classmates in elementary and middle school having just moved back to the US from abroad.

      being a politician’s child means, you know, awesome education, ivy league friends, etc. but

      Not to mention the politician parent’s words and actions reflecting back on the child. If the politics don’t mesh with one’s peer group, junior high and high school would suck garbage pail kids. Moreover, depending on how (un)popular the parent’s platform were with his/her own peer group, the child’s life would have a statistically higher level of endangerment.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Reply

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