It seems the term “householdsix” causes a bit of confusion amongst my civilian friends and readers. A householdsix is the household commander. Usually it’s a woman, but we also have a few men amongst our ranks. It’s a term of endearment our soldiers use for us. We are the ones who make sure the kids get to school, various activities, doctor appointments, baths, do homework, etc. We are the ones who orchestrate and keep tabs on social engagements for the whole family. There isn’t anything that goes on in the household we don’t know about. I’m sure many of the moms I’m friends with who aren’t milspouses are also householdsixes, they just don’t know the term.
Amanda Griffiths sometimes feels as though she's running a zoo instead of a home. With two active autistic boys, they often make the noise of six kids. Pepper in some Army life and cyber schooling for spice, and it's organized chaos at best. When visiting, please don't feed the animals. They have food allergies.