Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Writers Workshop - My Role

It's time once again for mamakats Writers Workshop.

The prompts this week are ...

1.) Describe a moment when you realized you and your spouse were SO different.

2.) What is your role in the household?

3.) Write about how you felt when you discovered you were lied to.

4.) Describe a hard time you gave a teacher...what would you say to them today?

5.) What is an unpleasant experience you had eating? Write a poem, paragraph, or something else about the experience.

I chose prompt 2. What is my role in the household?

My role in this house changes from day to day many of you might think thats wierd but my family and friends and fellow military spouses all understand I wear many different hats and during times like now when MFS is deployed I wear many different hats at the same time. The truth is I have no idea what challenges each day might bring.

My normal role: I'm a WSAHM (working stay at home mom) to my 4 kids and the perfect wife to MFS (My Favorite Soldier). I run a day care during the day and at the end of the day I send my extra kids home and try to squeeze quality family time into what time is left before bedtime.

My military role - When MFS is away:

When Dad's away, Mom's the Commanding Officer

When Dad's home, Mom's the Executive Officer,
coordinating and executing actions for the Command

Keeping track of the kids, she's the S-1

Collecting the neighborhood news, and relaying it to
Dad, she's the S-2

Making plans for the entire family and training the
kids, she's the S-3

Stocking food and supplies for the family, she's the

She answers all the family correspondence and makes
appointments for Dad, that makes her the Adjutant.

Worrying about the family budget makes her the

Paying the bills, and accounting to Dad for the
paychecks makes her Disbursing

Looking for a new place to live when we move, she's
like the Billeting Officer.

Assigning us chores to do, getting us fed, bathed, and
put to bed, she's our First Sergeant.

Serving the food and doing dishes, she's the Mess

Carrying small children, she's the Ammunition Handler

Driving the family to all our appointments, she's the
duty driver

Cleaning the house and making the beds, she's an orderly

Looking like a queen when she goes out with Dad, she's
a Soldier's Lady!

Doing all the things well, all the time, she's a true "BIG GUNNER!"

Gosh, Mom's the whole darn Military

Thats my life in a nutshell and I wouldnt have it any other way!

Click to see what others are writing about.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

WW - Look Out World She's Got Some Wheels

Megan got her very first big girl bike and she is in heaven. She feels very independant being able to ride to the corner and back with the big kids. She asked me to take pictures and send them to daddy I hope she doesnt mind that Im sharing them with you all too .... na I doubt it.

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