One of the things particular to Military dependents is an identification card. For a teenager on a military installation, this card is a ticket into the Exchange, the Commissary, and the movie theater (although, for the latter, you do still have to buy an actual ticket).  It’s also required when checking in at the clinic or pharmacy because it is proof that the person qualifies for military benefits.  These cards must be renewed every few years, so we recently took H-J to the nearest Army post to get his new I.D. card. The difference in the photographs was startling to me. Obviously, I’ve been paying attention as he has grown from a little boy into a teenager, but looking at his sweet 10yo face for the last time before turning his old card in brought a flood of memories.

HJ four years ago

He’ll be turning 15 on Sunday. Where did the time go?

8 responses to “[titleless]

  1. He looks exactly like Snakemaster! Exactly.

  2. Funny how fast time flies 😉

  3. Shouldn’t they have to ask permission before they are allowed to do that?

  4. They all seem to do that to us.. the wee ingrates! 😉

  5. Yes, they grow up way too fast! Darn kids! Happy weekend to you and your family. XX

  6. I know – I always feel sadly nostalgic when we renew our pictures – how fast they grow!

  7. If we’re not careful, they’ll catch up to us!

  8. Man, I so miss my military ID card!!! Sigh…