SOF husbands/fathers - Do you "know" your kid(s)?

I gotcha. I can see how that would be a copout. Not sure how that helps me understand more about developing relationships with kids during deployment. But I appreciate the warning against being fearful of joining and using "being away all the time" as an excuse to not try. Which I am not suggesting I would do if that's how my original question is being read. Thank you for your service and time sir.

I think the point being is that the time away and strain on the family is just as much in conventional unit's. From my experience, SOF unit's have better family support in place compared to conventional.