Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wanted: Someone With a Fabulous Life

I came across a blogging prompt recently posing the question "If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?" I think the answer is meant to be someone with a super fabulous life. The president. A celebrity. Jesus. Whoever you fancy. Which makes me feel all the more pathetic that right now my answer would be "Just about anyone".  I'm in the deployment trenches. I spared you all the week of attitude I wallowed in. I never missed a deployment "hate" week. It's like the the cry day(s). At some point during deployment I am going through a week where everyone pisses me off. Just as I will likely go through a day where everything makes me cry. Which is totally today.

I know I am just worn out. I've spent the past 6-7 weeks hanging with my kids everyday. And when I am not with them, I am hanging out with 50 other kids all day. Not the best job for a military spouse during deployment, huh? And I adore my kids. I really do. And I enjoy my job. But truthfully, kids are draining. They need stuff constantly. And I'm feeling like I'm running on empty.


I could totally swap places with someone who lives in a little house on the edge of a forest. Somewhere the weather is starting to feel like autumn.  With a rainy day in the forecast. A fireplace and a full bookshelf. Some fleece jammy pants in the drawers. Preferably no kids. Just for a day. Maybe four. I don't need a phone or internet. And if it wouldn't be too much to ask... maybe stick a chocolate bar in the cabinet. And one bottle of cab. Ok. Two. Three.

If you know this person who would like to swap lives for a day or nine. Please email 

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  1. I'm sorry you're feeling so drained lately... hang in there! Thinking of you!

  2. I can't even imagine. Just having the girls all day leaves me feeling drained. I hope this deployment speeds up and you and the husband can get a nice vacation in soon. xoxo

  3. I hear you. If you need anything, or just some quiet time, let me know!

  4. I am so sorry that you're going through this right now! Deployments suck majorly. I hope things start to settle down and the week of "blah" passes soon. If it's any consolation, I was you yesterday minus the kids. Everything pissed me off and I was incredibly bitchy. It was nothing some Ben and Jerry's couldn't solve and if I wasn't pregnant, it would have been a bottle or seven of cab for sure. Sending so many hugs your way! xoxo

  5. Hugs friend! Wish I could trade places with you so you didn't feel this way.

  6. Hugs my friend
    Your so right, kids are hard and especially when we are doing it all by ourselves
    I can't imagine how hard a deployment is and I admire your strength
    Hang in there...brighter days ahead