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.


Life with Kaishon said...

Your life sounds so exciting. And very, very busy! Wow! Those are a lot of roles. My favorite is ammunition handler, but they are all pretty cute!

Kristen said...

Wow! That's quite a list. You are very underpaid...aren't we all!

Lane said...

Simply cool!! I love the exact, military way that you placed each and every one of your jobs.

Dan said...

Gotta have the ammo handled just right!

Sometimes the number of hats exceeds the number of heads. {*grin*}

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

My absolute favorite line:
Carrying small children, she's ammunition handler.

I think that is SO true. :)

Stopping by from MamaKat's!

Mommynightowl said...

hi!! visiting from Mama Kat's!

I love your list and how corresponds with the ranks. AWESOME!

blueviolet said...

Woman, you need a vacation!

Tabi said...

You just exhausted me!

Jaime said...

i'm exhausted listening to everything you do and all your roles

Heatherlyn said...

Just visiting from the Writer's Workshop. You are a busy busy gal! And at the end of the day, I think it is a good life. :)

Miss Angie said...

Wow! I love how you found all of the military terms for what you do, that was very clever! My boy just got out of the Military, and I'm glad to have him home!

Elena said...

Such a cute way of putting life. Loved it!

Damama T said...

You need a bigger hat rack, woman! ;o)