So apparently the new CO is very pro mandatory fun. Great. All spouses must attend the 'open house' (which are 2x a year) The first one is the last week of August. What time? 4pm. Oh, you mean when all my kids are getting off the bus and I have to start dinner and then get off to football? What a wonderful time to pick. Then, there is a mandatory family pool party Aug 2. Well my DH will be TAD that day so he told him he will not be able to attend with his family. Apparently that is not good enough because the guy said well your wife and kids can still come. Excuse me? I do not want to go with out DH. So now I am stuck because I have to do this shit or DH will get a talking to. I really hate this.