Well, it's been a rough one.
My son is trying to enlist in the Air Force, and we had a appointment with the recruiter today to go over his scores and have him fill out his wish list for what he wants to do when he is done with basic training.
We didn't make it very far into the appointment, when the recruiter brought up the subject of my sons medical history. Now, I have brought both my kids up to tell the truth, well that philosophy is not going to help my son much when it comes to enrolling in the military. We now have to get a slip of paper from the doctor stating that my son is okay to do basic training, because of a condition he came down with when he was a baby. When I have talked to people about this, I was asked, why didn't you lie about it. What kind of society are we bringing our kid up in where they have to lie to do things, you tell the truth up front, that way if something happens they can't say they didn't know about it.
He is perfectly fine now, he outgrew the symptoms when he was in elementary school, but because we put it in his records we now have to have a doctor say the same thing. I have been repeated told up to this point that it is our fault, according to them, you don't tell the truth when dealing with the military. This is the men and women who put their lives on the line for us, makes me wonder what they had to lie about to get to where they are now :\