Monday, August 17, 2009

Army Wives vs. Reality

Yes, yes, I am one of those military spouses who watches "Army Wives" on Lifetime. I actually enjoyed the first season, because I felt like I lived it. Needless to say, I was part of a spouses club, and we used to call the Wing Commanders wife "Lenore". Enough said...

Well, I never get to watch it on Sunday nights, I try to enjoy my time with Pave, and Pave + Army Wives= not happening! So we watch other stuff that's on (like last night's Shark Tank- we loved it!) and soon it will be football, and I'm ok with that. I use my Mondays to catch up on Army Wives and In Plain Sight (on USA network).

So, for those of you that watch, I think it's interesting that they are bringing in a recruiting aspect through Sgt. LaBlanc. I thought 'what an understatement', when he told Roxie that it was going to take a lot of time... ya, he might not deploy for 3 years... but he's also not going to help take the boys and such to doctor appointments. Well, maybe if you can schedule it a month in advance, which is passable for 'check up's' and shots, but what about that ear ache that pops up over the weekend... YA RIGHT!

Can you tell I've got a little 'passion' behind this one? (My birth mom told me to once call my 'anger', passion... then I don't seem so mean!) Pave has been absent from many of my fertility appointments, I guess not that there is much to see that is exciting, but it still sucks. I'm doing it by my self, or at least the doctors and the drugs... I know he would come if he could... but my ovaries kinda set the schedule, so it doesn't work out often.

So ya, Army Wives... are you going to really show the 'true' stress of recruiting duty? Only time will tell.... at least I only have to wait a week to find out!


  1. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog, and wanted to leave a comment. I'm an Army Recruiter's wife. :)

    I had a good ole chuckle about Trevor recruiting, too. It will be interesting to see how they tie it in and whatnot.

  2. I stumbled across your blog and went ahead and added you to my blogroll! Cool site - interesting to see the point of view from an Air Force recruiter's wife.
    The Army Recruiter's Wife :)