This is probably my least favorite/most irritating question I get as a Marine wife... I know, civilian families just don't get it, so they ask random questions.
I never know how to answer that. What do they mean? How do I do what? Live? Well, I get up in the morning, and sometimes I go pee right away and sometimes I check the weather on my phone. Depending on the day I shower asap and get ready, others I just lounge for a bit before getting ready...
I seriously am at a loss about how to answer that question. What do you say? "Oh, I don't know! I just hide in a closet all day hoping for death to come... It's such a miserable life..."
Another favorite, which usually comes after someone finds out we're in a long distance marriage is "Oh, that must be hard".
Seriously. How am I supposed to respond to that? I typically say "Meh, it's not so bad, we're both pretty busy and it's only temporary." Sometimes I think that they're expecting me to say "It's so hard. I have to convince myself to get out of bed every.single.day. we're apart." And if I'm honest, I've had a couple of those days, but I'm not going to go around broadcasting that.
I promise I don't go around telling people that The Husband and I haven't lived together since 2008, because that is quite ridiculous and attention whorish, but when it does come up, I really dread it, so I try to avoid it all together.
Another one that gets me is the "Thank you". That's totally humbling and I never know how to respond. I don't know why I deserve a thank you, really. My half of this marriage is pretty simple compared to his.
How do you ladies respond to these questions/statements? Give me some ideas!