|View single post by Albert Sailhorst|
|Posted: Thu Mar 26th, 2009 08:56 pm||
|My advice is join reenacting with him.
I have a 7 year old son who just can't wait for the season to start. Last year, I started taking him with me to events and he loves it. He's met kids from other units that he plays with, etc. Then, he acts as flag bearer for our artillery unit. The best thing about joining with him is he gets to experience camp life, which allows him to play with his freinds after the public leaves (which, for a kid, is the most fun!! He'll learn about the CW just by being around it at the same time he is playing with kids his age). He also loves attending the Military Ball in the evening, listening to the music and dancing.
If he really likes it (and, at that age he'll probably like it more if he gets to stay after the public leaves so he can play with his new freinds) then his interest will grow.
To simply let him join in a battle only to go home afterwards means he's mising out on the "being a kid" part of reenacting that the young ones enjoy so much.
Besides, you'll get to make new freinds, too, and enjoy it with just as much passion as your son.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!!
Albert Sailhorst, Scott's TN Battery
Last edited on Thu Mar 26th, 2009 08:58 pm by Albert Sailhorst