Deployment seems to bring out the
For instance, this week I put together a 'deployment survival package' for another Marine wife who just celebrated her birthday without her man......I included basics like that great kleenex with the lotion in it, and of course Costco-sized bottles of tequila and margarita mix, but the best part (and she also got a kick out of this) was the HUGE package of batteries I gave her. Yes, batteries.
You know, for B.O.B.?
What, still don't get it? That stands for Battery Operated Boyfriend. As in, your hubby can rest easy, knowing you would never cheat on him, because even if you get really desperate, you have a safe 'option'. I highly recommend it, actually. If you don't have one, GET ONE. Or two. Seriously. Try amazon.com under 'health and personal care'.....
Anyway, I decided to try something new to stay 'intimately' connected with hubby for this deployment....for the first time ever, I wrote him a very detailed, very x-rated fantasy, starring him and me. I printed it out and sent it sealed in an envelope in one of his care packages. Then I waited.
I asked him via phone and email a
Really? That's it?
So then I
I asked him about it in at least three different emails. Of course, if I send an email with three questions, I will only get an answer to one of those questions, on average. And I don't want to barrage him with 10 emails a day, so I try to condense them somewhat, as long as I can keep them from becoming novels. So in truth, he might not have even noticed my question the first couple of times.
Meanwhile I was still sitting here,
"Sorry about the letter. It was impressive, but I'm trying not to think about that stuff so I can sleep. I don't get a lot. I appreciate the effort though."
This is not all that surprising, but am I wrong to feel a little bummed that he doesn't share my perverted tendencies? The last thing I want is to cause him to lose any sleep, of course. On my end, I've found that if I stop thinking about 'that stuff', something else will inevitably keep me awake anyway. Insomnia is just another fun part of deployment, right? So I indulge in those thoughts, OFTEN.
Now I know you're all DYING to throw in your two cents on this subject, and I honestly look forward to the comments - so hit me with your best shot!