Thursday, June 23, 2005

You Might be a Military Wife if...

Interestingly enough, most of this is actually true for me personally, or else I can see it being true in an few years. (!) Not sure if this will ammuse anyone, but I thought it was pretty funny. can unpack a house and have everything in place in 48 hours string concertina wire to keep the neighbor's kids out of your
flower beds

..your husband's work and dress clothes cost more than yours do've changed more oil and mowed more lawns than your husband
because he's never there to do it himself

..your children say "hooah" or "roger that" instead of "ok"

..your husband does a route recon and takes a GPS for a trip to the
mall only write in pencil because EVERYTHING is subject to change need a translator to talk to your civilian friends, only!
because they have no idea what DFAS,AER, TDY, ACS, NPD, PCS, and ETS
mean have a larger selection of curtains than Wal-Mart does can remember where you kept the Scotch tape in your last
house, but unfortunately, not in this one mark time in duty stations, not years refer to friends not only by name but by the state that they
live in know that "back home" doesn't mean at the house you live in now tear up when you hear "Proud to Be An American," even though
you've heard it 50 times by now know that a 2 month separation IS short, no matter what your
civilian friends say ALWAYS know when payday is and get ticked off if there are
more than 2 weekends during that pay period know better than to go to the PX or commissary between 11:30
and 1:30 unless it's a life or death emergency show your military ID to the greeter at Wal-Mart know that any reference to "sand" or a "box" describes NTC at
Ft. Irwin, not your kid's backyard toys find yourself explaining your husband's LES to him have enough camouflage in your house to wallpaper the White
House don't have to think about what time 21:30 is've ever been referred to as "Household 6" start ripping open MREs and looking for the M&Ms when you run
out of Halloween candy can't remember the last time you saw a doctor who wasn't
wearing BDUs've ever had a pet named Scout, Ranger or Sergeant

..the local dry cleaner knows you by your first name only cost you $25 to have a child find that a large number of your clothes and household items
are olive drab or loam, even though you never planned it that way pick apart uniforms on TV and in the movies, even though you
used to yell at! your husband for doing the same thing know what "pogey bait" is and which kinds everyone in your
husband's platoon prefers wish you could go to CIF to DX your old stuff like your
husband can've learned to sleep through the sounds of tanks, planes,
helicopters and artillery simulators

.you give your kids a hand receipt when they take your Tupperware to
school can hate military life but be terrified to leave it all in the
same breath defend your lifestyle no matter how bad things get because you
know there's no other life for you!

1 comment:

Kristine said...

I like this one, chica. ;-)
You're right....if it's not you now, I'm sure it definitely COULD be you in a few years!
Love/miss you! I'm always glad to read how you guys are doing. Kisses, hugs and love to Andrew and Elijah!