Top 10 Things NOT to say to a
Wife whose Husband is Deployed
“I guess you’re used to this by now…”
Yeah, that’d be a big fat NO.
“I wish I could get a break from My husband too.”
Well please, send him down to your nearest Military recruiter, and I’ll show him where to sign. Oh, you didn’t mean THAT type of break? Oh, okay. Shut your mouth, fool. Go spend time with your husband instead of complaining about him.
“I bet you’re enjoying all of this free time that you have.”
Free time? I have to pay a babysitter just to get a pap-smear. None of my time is free.
“Well, at least they pay him extra when he’s deployed.”
Oh, THERE’S the silver lining! Gosh, can’t believe I missed that!
“Woah! Girl, your lawn is out of control!”
Thanks for the tip. The half-a-dozen letters from the HOA didn’t really speak loud enough.
“Yeah, you should probably get that looked at by someone. I know all about it, and it’s not safe.”
–Slow blink followed by a fake smile.– Yup…probably should.
“Your kids have been acting super whiny lately.”
My kids have been acting like kids who are lonely, stressed, afraid, and missing their father. I’ve been trying to figure out how to handle it, and you’re definitely not helping any.
“I understand completely! My husband went away on a weekend conference once.”
Yeah, it’s basically the same thing.
“They should just bring all the troops home. We have no reason to be over there.”
Glad to know that the country that my husband is fighting for is filled with people who think he does nothing all day.
“So, what do you think of our president?”
Oh, you mean how he controls the weather? Cause, yeah, I’m pretty pissed about it! Seriously, can’t we just talk about football?