Some military kids have been to more places in their short lifespan than most other people in their entire lives. From cross country PCS moves to an OCONUS transfer, your average military kid will be immersed in many different cultures.
2. They're multilingual
Well, sort of. When military families travel to different parts of the U.S., or even other countries, they tend to pick up some new vocabulary. I'm sure any military kid that lived in Hawaii can name some Hawaiian slang, or someone stationed in Germany can know what to order at a German restaurant
3. They have friends around the world
After moving to a new city, I wish I made friends as easily as military kids. With social media, they can also keep up with old friends as well as make connections with friends at their upcoming duty station.
4. They are resilient
Having a parent deploy for months—or years—at a time can be traumatic for some. Military kids can adapt and have resources to help them cope.
5. They look so darn cute in the uniform Depending on how young they are, your military kid may have tried on the service member's cover (hat) or boots or dog tags. At that point, you let out the biggest "awww…" and snap as many photos as you can.
6. They speak military
Military kids know how to tell military time. They know the phonetic military alphabet. They also know the "lingo" (hooah! semper fi! bravo zulu!).
When the national anthem plays, without being told to, military kids will stand up, take off any hats and place their hand over their hearts. When they hear the colors play, they know to stop playing and show respect.