17 Perfect Ways To Return To Your Family After Going To War

Not gonna cry…

With a decade of war winding down, many soldiers are returning home to their families.

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If you are a soldier, here are some special ways to surprise your family upon your return.

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1. You could walk up behind them on an NFL field.

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WARNING: Their hats might fall off when they hug you.

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2. You could have your son walk to you.

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And you could just do the last steps.

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3. You could dress up as a baseball player and walk up to your mom, who is being interviewed on the field.

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Make sure you lift her up in front of everybody.

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4. You could have your wife blindfolded and dancing on Ellen. Then, while blindfolded she sits on your lap.

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She will be really happy when the blindfolds come off.

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5. You could surprise your child-star kid sister while she is on a talk show.

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Just make sure you sit down and join her on the couch.

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6. You could replace the goalie at your daughter’s soccer practice.

WARNING: This may disrupt practice.

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7. You could announce your return over the stadium loudspeaker at your daughter’s cheerleading competition.

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WARNING: She might break formation.

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8. You could scuba up to your family while they are on the beach.

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WARNING: You might scare them.


But not for long.

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9. You could dress up as Santa for Christmas without your family knowing.

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Your mom’s expression will be worth it when they figure out that it’s you.

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10. You could just wait for your mom after a grocery run.

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11. You could jump into your child’s classroom unannounced.

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WARNING: This may interfere with the day’s study.

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But kids love getting surprises at school.

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12. If your mom is a doctor, you could sit on an exam table.

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She may be done for the day.

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13. You could dress up as the gigantic inflatable Colts mascot while your family is right next to you.

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14. Or you could just be there to give them prizes during halftime.

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15. You could just be on the other side of an elevator.

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16. Surprising your dog can be the best.


Because they are gonna freak out.

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PRO TIP: Great Danes will clobber you for being away for so long.

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17. You could just walk into every room in the house.

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But no matter how you do it, just come home.

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Happy Veterans Day.

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For many videos of service members returning home, visit the Welcome Home Blog.

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