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……