You know you’re an Army wife when…

Ok, I know you all have probably seen these sayings floating around out there but I couldn’t resist!  Most civilians aren’t aware of these little quirks.  When I sit back and think about it, the differences between military and civilian spouses are crazy!  Hope you all enjoy!

You know you’re an Army wife when….

You write everything in pencil because things change from minute to minute!

You DO NOT, under any circumstances, go to the PX or commissary between the hours of 1130-1300!

You show your ID to the cashier at Walmart

Your kid says “hoo ah” and “roger that” instead of “ok”

Your civilian friends and family look at you crazy because they have no idea what PCS, TDY, DFAS, FRG, ACU, and ETS mean…they need a translator!

You don’t have to stop and think about what time 2130 is

You’ve been referred to as “Household 6”

You get aggravated when civilian friends and family complain because their spouse had to go out of town for a week!

You’ve learned to sleep through the sounds of planes, helicopters and artillery simulators

You know your husband’s SSN better than your phone #

You know what it’s like to sleep with the house phone, cell phone and laptop!

You are proud of and defend this lifestyle no matter how bad it gets because you know there’s no other life for you!



3 thoughts on “You know you’re an Army wife when…

  1. Aunt Ann says:

    What an eye-opener, especially the one about civilians complaining about spouses going out of town for a week. I have girlfriends who do this when their husbands travel. Next time, I’ll gently remind them of all the military families who deal with way more than a week or two! Still, it’s all relative, in that each of us takes for granted some blessing or another. Good to think about. Thanks!

    • armyliving13 says:

      Thank you! And it’s true that we all take certain things for granted sometimes. I am guilty of it too. And I try my best to keep in mind that civilian spouses are not used to their husband/wife being gone over night. Setting aside differences and being sympathetic toward others is very important.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I caught all of them but household 6…lol, please explain 🙂

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