I have learned that…it’s best to choose your battles wisely. Baby powder will come out of the comforter, carpet and my son’s hair!!!!
I have learned that boys really do need their dads especially after 5th grade health class.
I learned that my son will look for his Daddy if I say “daddy” and I thought at 9 months he’d have no clue. VA Beach
I am truly learning how to trust; my husband in his year long deployment, his leaders to keep him safe, the caregivers with my children, and my children downstairs alone while I take a much needed hot shower. Ft. Bliss
I learned that I was wrong in assuming that my youngest children were too young to miss their daddy. Ft. Carson, CO
I have learned that “Wait till your Dad gets home” does not work when Dad is deployed! Ohio
I learned that I don’t have to do things exactly like my mother did. I can have my children strip naked and throw their clothes down the stairs so I don’t fall carrying the over-flowing basket (me included!). Hohenfles, Germany
I have learned to put the bottle liner in the bottle first as to not dump water all over the floor. Ft. Carson, Colorado
I have learned that 4 moms, 8 children, 36 pieces of luggage and 1 stroller on an overnight train from central Germany to Italy with 4 station changes is not such a good idea! Hohenfels, Germany
I learned that my son remembers his daddy after only meeting him for a couple of weeks. Ft. Carson, Colorado
I learned that there are many things that I got more of before my husband deployed, but the one I miss the most is … showers! Camp Lejeune
I have learned that a deployment with a baby gives me much more to talk about when he calls (compared to the last one). Vicenza, Italy
I have learned that I start craving my evening glass of wine right about the time of my toddler’s first temper tantrum. California
I learned that I feel like the number of children I have tripled when my man deployed. Germany
I learned that my good intentions towards limiting the children’s TV went out the window when my husband deployed! Ft. Benning, Georgia
I have learned to get through Walmart, my second child is getting way more sugar than my first ever did! Georgia
I have learned that I m not the only one that finds my husband humorous, so does my son. Colorado Springs
I learned that seven year olds are listening, even if they are pretending to read their book. Colorado Springs, CO
I learned that I was wrong in assuming that my youngest children were too young to miss their daddy. Norfolk, Virginia
It is just a tad difficult to spoil your grandchildren if they are not on the same continent as yourself.