Jared and Mary's Excellent Adventure

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Ten Commandments of the Military Spouse


(http://www.hill.af.mil/family/AF101.pdf#search=)

I found this amusing and true; I'm sure my military friends would agree. This listing gives an insight to our life and what's to come!

The Ten Commandments of a Military Spouse
1. Thou shalt not write in ink in thy address book.
2. Thou shalt not covet choice assignments.
3. Love thy neighbors from other branches of the service no matter how superior the Air Force may seem.
4. Honor all thy benefits for as long as they all shall live.
5. Be thou kind and gentle to retired, white-haired Commissary, Exchange, and Thrift Store customers, because someday thou too will be a retiree.
6. Thou shalt not threaten to, or kill thy children or spouse when your spouse is TDY (temporary duty).
7. Thou shalt look for the best in every assignment even though the best may refer to "most childhood diseases in one year" or "record snow in one month’s time".
8. Thou shalt remember all thy friends from all thy assignments with holiday greeting cards, for thou never knowest when thou may wish to spendeth the night with them while enroute to a new duty station.
9. Thou shalt not curse your spouse when s/he is TDY during moving days, holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries.
10. Thou must never arrive at a new duty station and constantly speaketh about how much better thy last base was.