This blog post is one of those random things I am sitting here thinking while watching “Disorder in the Court” ( you should watch it) which makes no sense since they have nothing to do with each other.
In any event I was thinking it would be great if when I move to a new military base they don’t ask on my children’s school forms for an emergency contact. Now of course I know they need to ask it but it almost hurts my feelings because when you just arrive somewhere you don’t necessarily have friends right away. Luckily when I PCS’ed to Hawaii I knew someone I could use, but I remember having several spouses contact me in sheer desperation asking could they use my name as an emergency contact because they did not know anyone else. Honestly I don’t really have a solution to other then maybe to list your spouse’s unit phone number or list a parent. My biggest issue with that was that I was in Hawaii and my mom was thousands of miles away, what was she really going to do in a emergency all the way from New York?
So I ask readers what do you put on your emergency contact form when you are new to a base and enrolling your child in school?
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