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My husband is a Chief and I'm proud of it!

Anonymous
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What's wrong with that? How come a military wife get's bashed for saying "Hi , I am Chief Smith's wife". (random name). That is just military language. That is what people know him by. I don't think we are better then a lower rank at all. But that doesn't mean I can't be proud of my husband.
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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FL2AK
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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Because you have a name.  You are not your husband's career.  

armywifey26
by Krissy on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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I just say I am Stewart's wife. They will know who that is

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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Okay.. But if I bump into let's say my husband's Master Chief's wife, but she doesn't recognize me. If I just say "Hey I'm shelly". She may still not know who I am. But if I say "Hey , I am Shelly Chief Smith's wife." She would then relize my husband works for her's! It's military language! Lol


Quoting FL2AK:

Because you have a name.  You are not your husband's career.  


SRUsarahSC
by Platinum Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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how about you wait until they ask? You can have your own identity outside of your husband's career. I'd be seriously depressed if what I was known for was being "the captain's wife".

RaynesMommy07
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM
You don't have a name? Aren't you more than just his wife? Don't you want your own individuality? It's not bashing I just don't see why someone would want to be noticed by their husbands career.
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Sekirei
by Nari on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM

I do not introduce my self as Sgt Smith's wife (which... yes, that is how they know my husband) because I am not his rank,I am his wife. If they ask who I am there with, I will tell them. 

I also know very few down to earth officer's wives (my MIL included) that would introduce themselves that way. 

FL2AK
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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My husband was military, I just used my last name too and said that our husband's work together.  Just like I do in the rest of the world.  You are a civilian, not military.

Quoting Anonymous:

Okay.. But if I bump into let's say my husband's Master Chief's wife, but she doesn't recognize me. If I just say "Hey I'm shelly". She may still not know who I am. But if I say "Hey , I am Shelly Chief Smith's wife." She would then relize my husband works for her's! It's military language! Lol


Quoting FL2AK:

Because you have a name.  You are not your husband's career.  




Moe1521
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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I just say I am (insert my name), and I never have to say my husbands name because I always have him at my side. I don't wear my hubby's rank, even though I am extremely happy for him and his upcoming promotion. I am very proud of him, but it's something that stays between us. I don't think the whole damn world has to know about it. Just my opinion.
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AngeLnChainZ
by Silver Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM

My SO is an Asst. Chief of the Fire Dept... That is HIS title/rank, not mine.. I don't have to go around throwing that out to prove i'm proud of who he is.

        

ebbierowe
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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 nothing is wrong with it. I just happen to introduce myself using my name. If we are in situation where they would know my husband then I may say his name and rank. But for the most part I just introduce myself as me. personal preference.

the issue is the wives that treat lower ranks differently or expect special treatment because of their husband's rank.

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