We always talk about the serious side of deployments, but you know, here we always aim for the lighter side of things. The silly “ish” that you think about after you get over the fact that the hubby had to deploy. When my spouse was deployed I had a number of things that I thought about and while of course I wanted him home for safety reasons—I wanted him home for the following as well.

The Walking Dead Situation

Listen, I know I talk about zombies a lot over here. However, I have been infatuated with breakouts long before “The Walking Dead”. Hence the reason why I always think about an outbreak happening every time he is overseas or away anywhere. Learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse on a military base here.

A Rat…A Big Rat

There’s nothing left to say… if this happens, I’m packing and moving until he comes home.

A Mouse

Again, either I’m calling the police or moving, but I can’t stay here if a mouse gets in my house. The last time a mouse got in my house was when I had my son eleven years ago and we lived by a lot of fields in the country. I had just bought my son home from the hospital and a field mouse had gotten in. I literally had a nervous breakdown.


One day while my husband was deployed I was home enjoying my day and watching my son and my friend’s daughter play while she took a class to be come an FTC provider. I get up to head towards the bathroom at the front of my house and I swear I saw the biggest “goddamn” spider in the history of creation. I don’t know where the hell it came from and it wasn’t even black it was brown. It took me 30 minutes, a pile of tears, and a frantic phone call to my friend (during her class) to kill this damn thing!

A Waterbug

So by now it’s become apparent that I am deathly afraid of vermin and bugs. This is because I always seemed to get stationed in high bug areas. Hawaii, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia are all known for water bugs. Luckily, I only had to fight one in Georgia. Again a pile of sweat, tears, and thought’s of calling the MP’s entered my mind.

Ghost Will Haunt My House

Of course, I always get stationed in areas that are supposed to be super haunted. Don’t ever watch Paranormal Activity during an R&R. I barely slept for days. Read “ghost stories” from other military spouses here.

Can Biscuits

So yea we pretty much don’t get to enjoy biscuits out the can when he is gone.

Being Social

Damn it deployments mean being social! Ugh! Now I can’t lie and say “Oh I can’t I have to do something with my hubby”!

What stupid things are you afraid of during a deployment?






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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

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