Deployment Humor, or Not…..

I was talking with a girlfriend and fellow Army Wife last week. We were stationed together two years ago and were just catching up on each other's lives. Her husband is currently deployed and she was filling me in on life at home without him, when R&R was coming, etc.

My girlfriend began telling me about something funny that happened while the family was Skyping with Dad recently. After I got off the phone, I realized that what was funny to us as Army Wives wasn't what would have been funny to most any outsider who had heard the entire conversation.

During the build up to the "funny," my friend mentioned that her son had introduced his girlfriend to his dad via Skype, and I didn't think twice about it. That seemed perfectly normal and not at all funny or unusual. However, I'm willing to bet a civilian would have thought that was the funny and most interesting part of the story. But it wasn't.

Interesting lives we lead……

About Andi

Andi is married to an active-duty soldier and is the founder and former editor of SpouseBUZZ.

She is the founder of the Annual MilBlog Conference. The MilBlog Conference is the premiere event of the year for military bloggers. President George W. Bush, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, GEN David Petraeus, LTG Mike Oates, LTG William Caldwell, RADM Mark Fox, MG Kevin Bergner, MG David Hogg and The Honorable Pete Geren have addressed previous conferences.

While living in Washington, DC, Andi was the Ambassador to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for Sew Much Comfort, a non-profit organization which makes and delivers, free of charge, special adaptive clothing for wounded service members. Andi has worked with several non-profits to help our wounded heroes and their families. She finds that work to be the most rewarding and meaningful of all.

Andi strives to find humor in the good, bad and ugly of life and is a firm believer that laughter has the ability to cure most ills.