Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You know you're in the Army if,

...You live on your own and by yourself more after you're married than before you were married....

You know all of your husband's coworkers by their last name, and rarely know their first name or even gender.... (this is true)

Your husband's work and dress clothes cost more than yours do....(definitely)

You only write in pencil because EVERYTHING is subject to change....(welcome to the army)

You know that a 2 month separation IS short, no matter what your civilian friends say....

You have enough camouflage in your house to wallpaper the White House....(and the pentagon)

You don't bat an eyelash at 22:45 and 0300 duty times....

You are asked to stop talking in acronyms and translate it all to English....

You are in a disagreement with a bill collector and say, "Let me speak with your commander!"...

You've done more oil changes than your spouse, and even when your husband is home the mechanic asks to speak with you....(already done that)

You ask someone to hold on a second by saying, "Stand by."...

Military homecomings on TV bring tears to your eyes because you can relate so well....

You've ever checked your email multiple times an hour in hopes your spouse has written you, and know how horrible email being "down" is....

You wouldn't dream going anywhere without your cellphone, and all your other numbers forward to it....(very true)

You've researched ways to surgically attach your cellphone to yourself....

If you have a power of attorney, USE it, and freak out when it expires....

If you know that not everyone accepts a power of attorney, despite the fact it gives you permission to practically BE your spouse....

If you've ever argued that fact with someone in person or over the phone and gotten nowhere....

Your husband spends more time getting ready for a formal function than you do, and on an average day spends way too much time ironing, polishing shoes, and shaping his beret....(I might add he told me yesterday he had to "shave" his beret!

Someone with a machine gun asks to see your ID before you enter the grocery store....

You can literally hold down the fort while your spouse is deployed or in the field.

5 comments:

HOPE said...

"You're in the Army now...you're in the Army now...taa daaa ta da..taa daa ta da..You're in the Army now!"

Yep..been there done that...only the USMC is worse!! If they wanted you to have a WIFE..they would have issued you one!!! AAAUGH

Loved this!!!

A.B. said...

OK..........I can't relate, and I'll be honest about that. But I am sympathizing.

And yeah, this is the beginnings of my new blog site, you better hope I put something on it soon.
Miss you ! ~ LeAnn

Carrie said...

Hey there!! I'm glad you like the pics on my blog. Next time you're in the area, let me know and we'll schedule another photo shoot! Love ya, Carrie

sasicas said...

Did you steal this off my facebook?!!?!? lol. Welcome to the Army, you already know how I feel about it, I wish we could go back to the Marines :(

Diary of an army wife said...

hahahaha I did! Thanks...I thought it was pretty funny!