A Lot of Things

I always think of things to blog about during the day.  Specifically lately it’s been the election and Joshua’s birthday.  But once I sit down on the computer in the evening, I just can’t find the words or the energy.    And now the election has come and gone, tempers seem to be calming down a little, so it seems silly to bring it all back up.  (Go Obama!)

Now Joshua’s very first birthday has come and gone.  He turned the big 1 on Friday and had his party on Saturday.  Everyone came and ate desserts.  He got just the right amount of cute toys for inside, and a few people contributed some cash to get him a playset for outside.  He really likes to be outside with his big brothers in the afternoon but we don’t have any real toys for him to play with outside.  I thought a nice playset for him would be ideal.  I was able to order that this morning so we should have it soon enough.

And now today is Veteran’s Day, the day to be thankful for those who have served in a war.  Which has caused people near and far to post a lot of military related stuff on Facebook.  Most of it is fine, but eventually the “military spouses have the hardest job” crap comes out, followed shortly by “dual military have the hardest job” and then “former military and currant military have the hardest job”  and “former military brats married to former military with military kids have the hardest job” and so on and so forth.  It really just gives me an eye twitch sometimes.  Maybe because I was raised in a military household and then married into the military I have a skewed sense of what’s normal, but I just don’t get it.  I don’t understand why people, for 1, feel the need to put the military on a pedestal, and 2, why people have to play the “One Up” game.   It’s not that I’m not sympathetic to the challenges of a military lifestyle, obviously I am all too familiar with it.  But I just don’t think I, as a spouse, have “the hardest job in the Corps.”  Nobody is shooting at me while I do laundry.  I don’t go to bed at night worried about rocket attacks.  But my husband has.  Albeit not lately.

I’m glad that our community here in Florida and other communities where we have lived have been supportive of the military.  I’m glad people recognize that the lifestyle is a little different than most people’s lifestyle.  But we aren’t the only ones who deal with spouses being gone or spouses being in harms way on a regular basis.

It probably boils down to neither my husband or I being attention whores.

But here’s some pictures of my birthday boy:

mmmmm cupcake

Twins from a professional shoot we had down.

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