Sunday, May 14, 2017

Deployment Return Signs I'll Never Use

It never occurred to me to have a welcome back sign when my husband returned home from his first deployment. I figured he'd be thrilled to see me.






And he was. He never even asked about a sign. But then I kept seeing all these other wives talking about signs and I'd be like, "Should I make one?" I didn't want my husband to think I didn't care because of course I did.

I did end up making signs for future deployments. But I knew right away there were signs I did NOT want to have:






Report for Booty--I don't want to think about other people getting it on. It's a given that there will be sex when a deployed member returns home. I don't need to broadcast the fact.


7 Months, 248 days, 384,000 minutes waiting for you--because honestly, I have no idea how long it's been down to the day and minutes. I can name months, but exact? Nope! I was busy doing my own thing.


Get ready for our first kiss!--I don't want attention drawn on me. What if people want to watch our first kiss after a deployment? How awkward!


It's been 289 days since I've kissed you--because again, I don't know down to the day. I don't keep track.


I've Waited My Entire Life To Meet You (when a woman has had a baby)--because there won't be a new baby waiting to greet him. This uterus is closed for business.



Here were my signs. I had my kids make one, because, well, I didn't feel like it. I felt like I did my part but actually putting make up on. I rarely wear make up.





Simple.


And this one was truthful. I don't take the time to buy those pretty letters or glitter because I just don't wanna. I'm quick and to the point. Plus my husband said he doesn't care if there's a sign or not, and he's pretty sure other people don't care either. But if you want to make one, that's up to you! Just don't ever feel obligated because tons of other people are.







Would you make a sign?



57 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT!!! You make me laugh every time. So glad he has come home safetly.

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  2. Omg I laughed out loud!! Report for booty is so gross..just no.
    "This uterus is closed for business"...dead lmao

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  3. :)) Your sign it's so funny :)) SO let me ask you, did he fixed the thinks?
    And I love the idea to let the kids make the sign, it's a great activity for them, and you can have a few moments to yourself.

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  4. It's funny how we feel pressured to make tokens of love that don't actually matter to us. But it sounds like the kids had fun making some!

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  5. Oh my gosh, some of these are hilarious, others cringeworthy! I remember when my husband returned it is a very emotional time for all of the family.

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  6. I am like you I don't think I want to advertise the booty call the Mr would be in for after deployment. So I would find another way to show how much I missed him

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  7. Nah, we are not those kind of people. I would be there with his favorite pizza, though :)

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  8. Welcoming your hubby.. But this was a very unique post to be very true.. had a great time reading it

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  9. This is awesome! The "Report for Booty" had me spitting coffee everywhere. OMG - I would never use ANY of those signs! Your sign is by-far the best! I hate glitter and glitter hates me so that's the way I'd go - let the kids do it and I think it's more special that way.

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  10. I like the one you made about the broken things, lol!

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  11. I don't make signs. I think they are cute but overdone. When our deployment cycles started, signs weren't a thing. Pinterest wasn't a thing :) We painted a white bed sheet and hung it on our garage door. People would now laugh at what we thought was pretty sweet.

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  12. LOL do people really holding Report for Booty signs!! I like the honest please fix sign your kids made!! Very cute! I sure he is just happy to be home, sign or no sign

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  13. We didn't make signs back when my husband was coming home from deployment. My daughter helped the kids make signs because they wanted to make signs which is wonderful. More about the hugs and kisses when he arrived.

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  14. Now that's just funny! I love your sign. He will laugh hard when he sees it. Coming home from deployment has got to be so exciting for families. My dad was in the Navy but it was a long time ago and I was too little to remember when he was deployed.

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  15. Your children are adorable! And I love the sign -- I'm sure he will be happy to fix everything!

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  16. OMG that's so loving of you <3 I can relate to your feelings when your hubby returned back. It's so cute to see smile on the face of your girl.

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  17. I made it one of my goals when I married my Sailor to try my best not to embarrass him. This is another great way to show excitement and respect without being childish and embarrassing. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Hilarious! We do live in an age of over sharing, so I guess I shouldn't be shocked about the statements on some of those signs. But "report for booty"??? Good grief. Too much. Way too much.

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  19. LOL Oh my gosh, some people just are in TMI mode all the time! No, I wouldn't make a sign like any of those!! That is funny!

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  20. I love your sign. So funny! I agree with your list of signs, they are too much!
    http://thevagabondwayfarer.com/2017/05/14/dramatic-sleeves/

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  21. I would make a sign yes, after reading this post! So funny, I actually laughed out loud, a lot of things broke while you were gone, please fix them lol you are the best he is so lucky to have you!

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  22. OH MY GOODNESS LOL! Report for Booty? Do people actually put that on signs? How embarassing lol.

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  23. Oh my.. I'm still totally stuck on "Report for Booty." I would get the giggles SO badly!

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  24. This! 100, million, times… This! We are now a civilian family, but I cannot imagine making a poster that says, "reporting for booty." �� And… I've been parenting this whole time you've been gone. I haven't got a flipping clue how long it's been. I just know I missed you, my bed was cold, it's time for you to take out the trash. ��

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  25. For me, it's the simple/thoughtful things that make me special the most. I remember years ago when I first saw my family at the airport after not seeing them for months since I went to college so far away and they had a simple "we missed you" sign and I was so excited! It was so thoughtful and unexpected.

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  26. Oh dear haha, some of those signs are amazing. I love the ones you did, they are simple but just family life I think. x

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  27. Haha your right, you probably don't want to broadcast to the world that you will be having sex nor do you want to say how long it has been since you saw them. I like the welcome one, simple but true x

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  28. Your kids sign is hilarious! I guess your husband has his work cut out for him. I can't believe the other signs people come with. Oh well, I guess to each his own. Just glad that your hubby is home.

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  29. OMG Yes to number one. I see it every time and it's always cringe-worthy! I'll just stick with my boring "Welcome Home" sign. At least then our daughter won't repeat it at school or something...

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  30. Haha, I love your sign! I can definitely see why you wouldn't want to use the other ones you listed, though.

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  31. This has humour but also touches me as a reader. The emotions involved cannot be explained. Great read.

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  32. this is sweetest way to welcome your husband !! i totally love the idea

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  33. That is so hilarious! I really love how you write your posts, I laugh so hard every time I read it. I like your sign, just the truth :)

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  34. Some people have no taste. Glad you picked classy over trashy.

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  35. I shooot alot of homecomings and usually the wives/families never use the signs again and they end up trashing them after the night is over. It's sometimes sad, but as you mentioned, they are signs that won't be used again.

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  36. I would not want to stand with these signs either. I like the simple Welcome home sign.

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  37. Nope. There would be no sign here. You seem to speak my love-language! LOL. A sign from the kids is exactly what I would do too. They can keep their cheese. ;)

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  38. Aw how sweet! I think that you're doing great! Can stand by yourself and support him your own little way!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

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  39. These all make me have so much respect for you. Of course you are going to miss your partner during deployment but there's no need to be unclassy.

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  40. I don't know about making one. But I know if I were the guy after a long deployment that I would love it. Would probably bring me to tears. Very cute.

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  41. This is so sweet! It just add a little extra creativity in the way you welcomed your husband.

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  42. This post cracks me up - yeah, the whole report for booty thing is just umm, no. Much prefer your welcome home signs that the kids made!

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  43. Lols funny in a way but heart-warming. Love it!

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  44. Love it, I can imagine that some of the signs you'd see would be rather funny. I do like the welcome home signs made by children. My children like to make welcome home signs for their dad when he travels interstate for work :)

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  45. I have never experienced this before but I guess I'll make the kids do it instead of me, lol. I wouldn't want any attention on me or my husband either so I agree with the signs that you'll never make.

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  46. I have never done this when my husband was in the service but it would have been nice. Thank you for your husband's service!

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  47. The sign is so cute! Such a great way to welcoming your hubby! Thanks for his service!

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  48. Oh man, there are a few that raise eyebrows! I love videos and pictures of people returning home. It warms my heart so much!

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  49. I think your children's sign is cute. My son likes to make welcome back sign for his daddy when he returns from overseas working trip.

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  50. The signs so cute .Feelings are important but not necessarily the fanfare.You made ypur point beautifully clear and fun.I enjoy reading you always.

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  51. I think those on deployment who are coming back just want to see their families. Having the kids make a sign is a great idea. I love the bottom sign. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the sign.

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  52. Should I confess something, your post always makes me smile indeed!
    You share such cute posts with us :D
    Glad to check it out each time :) Thanks for sharing :D

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  53. Oh my gosh! I can NOT believe there are people that would have signs that said "Report for Booty" Seriously who does that?! I love that you created a tasteful sign, it turned out great!

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  54. Oh my gosh! I didn't realize people make signs like those you've mention, especially report for booty. I think "welcome Home" would also be it for me.

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  55. Wow that's a very sweet sign. I remember I made one for my Amore (he is not in an army) i did just to make him laugh... He said I should not do that again coz others might think am his driver, LOL.

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  56. That's a pretty decent sign. I would write just the exact same thing and not something that is sexual... this shows the manly side of your husband.

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