You Know You Are Married To A Doctor When…

Just a tongue-in-check, light-hearted post. If you have experienced any of this, you are not alone! We ARE a community that gets one another!

 


You Know You Are Married To A Doctor When…

  1. You plan to eat dinner alone every day. If they join, it’s just a cherry on top.
  2. If you go to a friend’s house and see their DrSpouse at home, you profusely apologize for interrupting their family time.
  3. People think your marriage must be in trouble because you’re always attending events alone and there aren’t many pics of your DrSpouse on social media.
  4. You constantly are decluttering, selling, and donating your things because you are anticipating a move.
  5. Towel clamps double duty as chip clips in your house.
  6. You have Level 5 ranger skills at researching good neighborhoods, homes, and schools.
  7. You use syringes to bast your turkey.
  8. Your DrSpouse is not allowed to go into the house without removing their scrubs and shoes.
  9. You had your fair share of YouTubing for answers on how to jump-start a car, unclog a drain, shut off the main to your house. Because…who else would do it?
  10. The bulk of your mail is medical journals and postcards from recruiters…they read NONE of these.
  11. You flip through their photo feed only to find VERY GROSS images of diseases.
  12. You are literally the only family on the block without a trampoline because your DrSpouse refuses to get one.
  13. Vacation time isn’t really vacation time. It means conferences with some downtime in between. (But hey, free hotel!)
  14. Your DrSpouse does the sewing.
  15. They also do the turkey carving.
  16. …And pumpkin carving.
  17. You drive by the hospital and the kids say, “Mommy/Daddy lives there!”
  18. The kids don’t hug your DrSpouse until they’ve changed out of their scrubs…because your kids know what could be on them.
  19. You get really good at ironing JUST the front of their shirt. Then you tell them never to take off their white coat.
  20. You often say, “I can’t go to bed yet, babe, I’m arguing on Facebook with anti-vaxxers!”