My hubby is a saint when it comes to putting up with me! You would think that after 2.5 years of being a mil spouse I would know more about the military in general but I don't. I'm constantly screwing up the acronyms, ranks, mos's and so forth. Although I may be clueless when it comes to all things military related my hubby will be the first to admit that I'm always supportive and rarely complain no matter what is thrown at us. But I had to share these stories with y'all
When I first found out my hubby made the promotion list I pulled out my Married to the military book and started to brush up on ranks. I constantly get them messed up and am not afraid to admit that if you take away the E1-8 part I have no idea what title matches the number. When my hubby came home last weekend and announced that on the first he was finally getting promoted I decided to impress him with my knowledge of ranks. So I busted out with Oh so now you will be ______ rank. I waited for him to appear shocked that I actually knew what his rank would be. Instead he said, thanks babe you just demoted me by two pay grades. Opps!! Though yesterday when he came home with his new id card and showed me his newly promoted rank displayed on it I did correctly get his new "title" right!
Also last night I made another blunder. I was going to tell my hubby about a story I read about soldier who was being treated at Walter Reed. When my hubby asked what happened to him I told him that the guy had gotten hit by an IUD. The look on his face was priceless. He calmly told me that an IUD was a form of birth control and then asked if I meant an IED. Whoops!!
My hubby usually jokes about my cluelessness but the other day he became a little upset with me. Awhile ago the hubs gave me a book that told about his job in depth. I put it aside on my book shelf and never picked it up. To my credit I was currently going to work for my certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis.After reading Skinner textbooks and books on ABA the last thing I wanted was to pick up another dry book for fun reading. Well I still haven't read the book. A few weeks ago we went out to dinner with another military couple. M joked about me not reading the book and we all laughed it off. That is until we got into the car and he brought up the fact that I still haven't read the book. This conversation continued all the way into the house. Basically he was hurt that I hadn't read the book. That I always ask questions about things yet I don't do anything to learn the answers. Especially now with the decision to reenlist made I know that I need to take a more active interest in my husband's career. And if that means I need to start reading that book I will do it. Though it may still be awhile before I stop calling IED's IUD's