Why Some 19-Year-Olds Shouldn’t Have Babies
It’s Veterans Week so I’m sharing favorite posts from the past. This 2012 story is more motherhood than Army, but it felt right to end this week on a light-hearted note. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for catching up with BPS and thank you to all who serve.
But others are perfectly suited to do so.
Back in 1990, I baby-sat my fellow soldier PFC Carson’s two young daughters. Carson was a good pal of mine. We did lots of horsing around in formation and out in the field, and I probably grilled him constantly about being married and having kids. He was 22 to my 19. His eldest girl was named Lisa so of course hers were the stories I liked best.
He and his wife went out one night and I volunteered to watch the girls. I seized any opportunity to be off post and I figured the kids would be in bed quickly and I’d get to watch a lot of tv alone instead of in the barracks’ common room. I’d also raid the fridge and cabinets because I was 19 and in the Army.
Everything was absolutely fine until it wasn’t. The baby, bless…
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