Posted on Jan 23, 2016
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I am married to an army veteran who was wounded in combat. We decided that I would remain in the service and he would take care of the home. At no point have we been financially unstable. My real question is what would your response be to the "old salts" who constantly make comments about your husband "not being the man?? This is never an issue when service members have a stay at home wife!
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1stSgt Eugene Harless
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Don't worry about what you think someoneone else's perception is. I was happy when they started recognizing that Males had a role in raising the kids. I got 10 Days Maternity leave when My kids were born and as a kicker I didnt have to squeeze something the size of as cantelope out one of my orifices.
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Since becoming a single father, I have acquired a newfound respect of what it takes to do all of the domestic things as well as earning a living. The kids don't ever stop needing things, and there is no such thing as a sick day. But every single night I get to make dinner with my daughter and homework with my son, or teach my youngest his letters... it is a blessing that I can't believe I missed so much of all these years.
Much of the commentary I get from others is "how do you do it?" and "I wish I could do that".
Sometimes it is ok in our busy lives to realize that all of this running around and business we do daily really isn't that important.
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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"Don't worry, he still wears the pants in the family.... When I let him."
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CMSgt Socom J2/Tsoc Reserve Program Manager
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"I'm the man of this house... (until you get home)..." :)
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MCPO Roger Collins
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Who's more willing to do the laundry, dishes, vacuuming, clean the toilets...
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