You Know You’re A Marine Corps Wife When…

I wanted to take a little break from the “tips & tricks” posts and give y’all a little something light, funny and relatable 🙂 I have been a Marine Corps wife going on 5 years now [so crazy to think about]. I have learned so many things along the way & experienced things I never would have. Sometimes it totally sucks and you hate it, and other times it really blesses your family in ways you never knew how. You may not be able to relate to every single one of these if you’re a Marine Corps wife like me, but I hope you can to most of them!

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♥ Not having kids is weird- like seriously everywhere you look there’s either a pregnant woman or a mom with at least 1-4 kids.

♥ Almost every surface of your home has a part of your spouse’s uniform on it [usually the cover or chevrons].

♥ You know every acronym known to man [or at least you think you do and they come home talking about some PM on the MAW that’s FUBAR- like what?].

♥ At one point or another, you’ve joined some type of “mommy” group at least once [mine was Stroller Strides].

♥ You are in so many facebook groups, you’ve lost count. Even though may never post on them [the uncensored ones are the best- it’s like free reality television].

♥ You subconsciously judge everyone by what their front porch looks like.

♥ You also judge everyone by what their dog acts like.

♥ Privacy does not exist [at least when you live on base].

♥ Your spouse is always gone at the most inconvenient times [like when you water breaks for instance].

♥ You cry at all the homecoming pictures & videos.

♥ You’re extremely defensive when someone talks badly about the military and/or one of your momma friends.

♥ You’ve ruined your spouse’s cammies with an ink pen THEY left in their pocket when you washed them.

♥ You’ve folded more skivvy shirts & shorts than you could ever count.

♥ You’ve spent more money on dry cleaning and hair cuts in 4 years than you have your entire life before that [and it’s not even for you!].

♥ You think it’s weird when neighborhoods don’t have parks on every corner.

♥ You have so much motivation to decorate your “new” house when you move in and that slowly dies down after about a week because you’ll only be there for a few years.

♥ Pretty much all the people you hang out with work with your spouse.

♥ You still get goosebumps every time the Marines sing the hymn at the ball.

♥ You know not to go to the commissary on pay day, but you big fat do it anyway [every.single.time].

♥ You have had [or still have] a Marine Corps related bumper sticker on your car.

♥ Rolled sleeves literally make you drool.

♥ When you live on base, you’re so curious what the insides of other people’s houses look like [even though they are basically all the same].

♥ You loathe Lincoln Military Housing with every fiber in your body, but you still live there nonetheless.

♥ You’ve never said to yourself, “I hope we get 29 Palms!”

♥ You have wanted to make it a point to personally march your sassy butt up to your spouse’s lot/wing/what have you and cuss out their SSgt.

♥ You’ve literally wanted to pull your eyelashes out because the maintenance guy came right in the middle of nap time & now your dogs are going crazy & your kids are awake [after it took you almost an hour to get them to go to sleep].

♥ In spite of all these things….you really couldn’t picture your life any other way with anybody else.

As always, God Bless †

Brittany