23 5 / 2012
I need to get this out there, and if I post it on facebook a bunch of motherfuckers are going to get offended, so here goes:
BEING A MILITARY WIFE IS NOT THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE MILITARY.
ESPECIALLY if you don’t have kids.
Am I saying it’s easy? No. But is it harder than manning a submarine? Hell no. I know for a fact I couldn’t deal with half the shit they put my husband through.
For real, let’s be serious here. During deployments:
Him - Sleeping in a tiny rack, no privacy, occasionally hot racking and having less space for his own belongings.
Me - Queen size bed to myself, whole house quiet and clean, extra money to spend to get more belongings.
Him - Unable to talk to any friends besides co-workers, except through e-mails. Misses huge chunks of children’s lives (hypothetically here; we don’t have kids yet).
Me - Calls mom everyday. Talks to his mom once a week. Spends tons of time with my friends. Seeing all my kids’ “firsts” (Again, hypothetically).
But seriously, how does that make my job harder? It freaking doesn’t. And so what, you have to take care of the kids all by yourself? If that makes it too hard for you, he shouldn’t have re-enlisted. And you’re taking credit away from all the single moms out there (because the largest group of women I’ve seen spread this “toughest job in the military” shit around are unemployed stay-at-home moms, and you ain’t got shit on the single mom with no child support and 2 jobs).
So get off your high horse and thank your husband for what he does. You do not have the toughest job in the military.
10 5 / 2012
I FELL OFF THE PLANET.
Actually, I got married, moved to Hawaii, settled in, started college again, quit my job to babysit, started selling sex toys, started selling pampered chef, and watched my husband leave a few times.
Anyways! I’m working on some pre-deployment stuff. If any of you have any awesome pictures of hookers, booze, partying, or anything guys would like on their placemats, let me know. I’ve “adopted” some single sailors that I love to death, and I have to make their deployment stuff.
Thanks & love you guys!
27 12 / 2011
that awkward moment where I haven’t been on tumblr for ages and now I have to read everyone’s posts for a quite a while back to catch up on their lives.
anyways, life is good. eric and i had a good christmas together. had a bunch of sailors over for dinner and drinks, good times. his leave ended today, so back to work he goes, and january will be pretty lonely, but i’ll be okay.
lots of love,