Thursday, 26 April 2012

Mail Call!

If I could write a letter to some of the army wives on Facebook, it might go a little like this...

Dear Friend,

I hope you are well and that you enjoyed your Anzac Day. I see you have posted some photos from your day on your profile. I didn't know it was possible to walk in a dress that short. Perhaps you left the night club late and didn't have time to go home and change before the dawn service? At least a dress that low cut would have made breastfeeding your baby easier.

Speaking of children, for the love God, please stop asking me to vote for your child's photo in whatever competition you have them in this week. I hate to break it to you, but you are the only person who thinks they are cute - everyone else thinks they look like the love child of Shrek and Chewbacca.

While we are on the topic of photos, how's your new career coming along? Who knew that owning an expensive camera and having access to Photoshop made you a photographer? I see you have made a website and a price list and everything. So professional. But seriously, how are you convincing people to pay you money to take their photo??

Well I better keep this short. I know from your frequent posts in groups that you have an extremely busy, drama-filled life. (Please, please stop whining about everything!)

From Your Fellow Army Wife

I guess until I can track down all the home addresses of people who annoy me, I will just have to vent away here on my little blog.

Until next time,


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Mild-mannered lady by day, Facebook Superbitch by night!

You often see the same names over and over in the many Defence related Facebook groups. You interact with these same names frequently (depending on the level of your Facebook addiction lol). You know their husband's name and how many kids they have. You know all about their latest argument with their mother-in-law. But I wonder how many of these Facebook personas match up to their real lives?

There seems to be a lot of people who like claim that they aren't afraid to 'tell it how is is' and describe themselves as being 'straight up' with everyone. They are happy to disagree with someone elses opinion and even attack others for this difference. While I applaud anyone who will stand up for themselves and is not afraid to voice a difference of opinion, I have a theory that a lot of these women who are brave and bold on Facebook are quite the opposite in real life. Time after time I see arguments taking place in groups and I know for a fact that what some people are happy to type online, is far from what they would say if they were face to face. There are 2 things that bother me about this. #1.Nothing good can come from creating a fake online personality. #2. I am the first person to tell someone to harden up and not be a sooky-la-la because 'someone was mean to you on the internet'. But it does annoy me when someone is quite happy to hurl an insult via a Facebook comment but wouldn't have the balls to say it in person.

In light of the above, there are just a couple of women who I actually hope are 'faking it' on Facebook, because if they are as big of a bitch in real life, then all I can say is ... wow.
Look how clever I am! I worked out how to add pictures lol :-P

Until next time,


Monday, 2 April 2012

A vent a day, keeps divorce away...?

I am willing to bet that most of you have been frustrated with your husband/partner for at least a moment or 2 today. Some of you have probably had a big argument over him not using the right setting on the washing machine or over whose turn it was to change bub's poopy nappy. A few of you might have had screaming matches and some may have just given him the silent treatment. Whatever it was, you are not alone.

No matter how much you love your man, there are always going to be times when you just want to kick his lazy butt! But this doesn't make you any less of a wife/partner - it just makes you real. I am not going to lie - there have been times when I have looked forward to my husband going out bush. But I still always miss him and am happy to have him back (and he probably looks forward to getting away from me!). Sometimes, the best thing we can do is to let out our frustration to someone else. And on occasions, the only avenue we have to do that is through Facebook. Now I agree that there is a difference between having a harmless vent and airing your dirty laundry and I think that as a general rule, most women I know abide by that. I know so many of us feel better after being able to let it out. I was once watching an interview with one of my favourite musicians. He said that he always gets asked why his songs sound so sad, angry and depressing. His answer was that when he was down or had a problem, his way of dealing with it was to let it out through song. If he was happy, he went out and enjoyed being happy and he didn't want to waste that time by writing about it. His angry songs didn't mean he was an angry person, just has having a vent about your husband/partner doesn't necessarily mean you have a troubled relationship. I think that if there is anyone out there that thinks their relationship is perfect and doesn't have anything to vent about, then they are only lying to themselves. I don't envy them for their so called 'perfect relationship', I just feel sorry for them.

Ugh. I better go an clean up what whatever mess my husband has made while I was writing this!

Until next time,