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The Final Days of Deployment: A Spouse’s Checklist

You’ve been dreaming about his or her homecoming for so long, but now that it’s almost here, what should you do during the final week?


The Final Days of Deployment: A Spouse’s Checklist

  • Woman-scape or man-scape. You owe it to yourself.
  • Be spontaneous; you’ve got time, so use it!
  • Wear your ugliest PJ’s as often as possible.
  • Eat popcorn, ice cream or cereal for dinner. Ready or not, eating real meals is in your near future.
  • Leave the dishes in the sink for at least 24 hours. Be a savage; enjoy it while you can.
  • Soak up the evening silence!
  • Sleep spread-eagle in bed.
  • Soak up time with your kids. Line up that son/daughter date!
  • Write a letter to your spouse.
  • Reflect on how you grew and conquered the last 9 months (preferably over a glass of wine with a battle buddy).
  • Thank the people who carried you through.
  • Relish in the final moments of this challenging season – you’re almost done!
  • Accomplish a goal that was important to you. It’s not too late to cross one more item off of your deployment bucket list!
  • Spend more time on preparing your heart to be married “again” instead of going crazy on the house …or do both!
  • During the travel days with no communication with your spouse, put your phone away and relish the freedom without your leash (aka phone).
  • Do what you want, when you want for a day!
  • Do something for you.
  • Have a celebration date with the kids!
  • Binge on those shows and movies that you know your spouse hates  – time is ticking to finish up season 9!
  • Prep some freezer meals so you didn’t have to worry about cooking every day those first few days your spouse is home.
  • Add some M&M’s to the countdown jar, then eat some extra M&M’s as the homecoming date changes.
  • Buy all the Americana decor and decorate like it’s the Fourth of July!
  • Consider rearranging the closet to make room for your spouse’s stuff again. Sharing is caring.

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