Military spouses definitely know how to make military life look easy. We may be in tears on the phone, but we always leave our houses with smiles on our faces. We grin and nod when friends tell us to be thankful our service member’s deployment is for 6 months instead of 1 year. We keep silent even when the neighbor kid’s toys trickle into our yard. While our husbands and wives fight for peace abroad, we work to keep the peace on the home front.
But we have our secrets.
Did your best kept secret make our list? Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to confess it. It’s safe with us at NextGen MilSpouse.
Best Kept Military Spouse Secrets
- hate the military. And we cry, scream, curse, vent, have a glass of wine and get over it.
- look forward to a TDY. Hellooo guiltless Netflix binge-watching.
- don’t mind NOT being able to find a job. Especially during a high-tempo assignment. Or a one-year assignment.
- need a deployment to help us remember how much we truly love our spouse. Awwww! Who care’s that your undies don’t make it into the hamper?
- feel awkward that first night they’re back from deployment. So much pressure!
- don’t know our spouses’ friends first names. Who’s Nancy? Oh, you mean Jameson?
- “forget” how to do things to make our spouses feel useful, even though we can do it all. That’s how you use the lawn mower?
- don’t really mind living far away from our
out, err, we mean in-laws. Aww, we wish we lived closer, too!
- know where all of our spouses’ uniform pieces are when they don’t. Your belt is in the top-left drawer of your dresser. I must’ve moved it after I wore it with my sundress.
- wish our spouses knew how sexy they really look in their dress uniforms. And wore them more often. Can’t you wear it out on date night?
- wait for our spouses to leave to buy that new rug/piece of furniture/motherload of hair products. You know they would’ve never agreed to it if they were home.
- know how to totally transform ourselves/our house/our routine in a couple of months. Yes, Hon, we go to the gym every Saturday morning!
- feed the children processed foods while our spouse is gone and then resume our hatred of said food upon their return. Easy mac again, Dad?!