Army (and military) life comes with all sorts of fun perks and weird quirks. The longer you’ve been married to a service member, the more you realize how much being around the military shapes your daily life.
- You refer to places that are close by as being within “striking distance.” Bonus points if this place is Target.
- You once complained that your husband constantly asked if you “were tracking” that an event was coming up, but now you say it all the time.
- Your laundry routine includes separate loads of PT gear and uniforms.
- You consider stopping at the commissary to pick up a few things on the way home from an on-post doctor’s appointment until you realize that it’s the rare-but-oh-so-fun four-day payday weekend. You then leave post through a gate nowhere near the commissary.
- You stop telling people when your husband is gone for training because they’ll say things like, “Wasn’t he just out in the field?” Yes, he was.
- Your husband has two jobs: the one you tell civilians about (he’s an artillery officer) and his actual job that fellow Army peeps will understand (he’s a battery XO).
What would my fellow Army wives add?