Badge Bunnies. Ugh.
These are the girls who are so obsessed with the idea of dating a police officer, they will throw themselves at anyone in a uniform with a shiny badge. Married, kids, it doesn’t really matter. As far as Badge Bunnies are concerned, it’s all fair game.
As a LEO wife, I do find them annoying, but the thing I have to remember is this…. The unfortunate thing about being a Badge Bunny is that at the end of the day, they are still just Badge Bunnies. I get to be married to my LEO. Every day.
The thing is, I didn’t seek out a LEO, nor would I have chosen the police wife lifestyle, if I had been given the choice. Don’t get me wrong, I love him more than anything, and I’m proud of what he does, but being married to a police officer is nothing like the idealized view that some people have. In fact, it sucks a lot of the time. If I had the choice of JD as a police officer or JD as something else, I would choose almost anything else- and by almost anything, I mean pretty much anything other than male prostitute, drug dealer, or military (no offense to the military, I just think that lifestyle would suck worse than LEO… Long deployments? No thanks.)
The fact that JD is a police officer is one of the greatest things about him, but it’s also one of the most annoying. I love that he’s the type of man who’s called to a life of service, even if it isn’t the easiest path. His career choice is a reflection of the type of person he is, and I will stand by his side, not because of the fantasy or idealization, but because I love the man he is underneath the uniform.
When you strip away the badge and duty belt, he’s still just JD- the goofy, boyish, charming man I fell in love with 6 years ago. He is my best friend and father of my beautiful baby girl.
A Badge Bunny may be after the uniform, but a Police Wife loves the man.
And I happen to be a very proud Police Wife.