What it also means is that when he has to teach, I have to go to camp with him. For example, yesterday he was in charge of a scout camp. Because he was going to be obligated to stay with the ranges all day and because our three boys would be participants and because the boys could swim and fish when they weren't shooting, and because the boys couldn't do that without a parent (there! we are almost at the end of the run-on sentence,) I had to go to camp with the cub scouts. Again.
But I AM the range officer's wife, so I endured.
The range officer is allowed to wear a scout leader uniform. If Checkered actually donned a scout leader shirt, our friends would pour more laughter and teasing on him than could be carried in a 10-gallon bucket. But here's my little secret: if he were to wear that scout leader shirt, well ... the range officer's wife could be very, very impressed. How absolutely odd am I that I would think my husband in a scout uniform would be sexy?
Oh yes, girls. These are the burdens known only to the range officer's wife.