hardest on the little one

As I began to settle Harold for bed last night, he held onto his Daddy Doll, as usual. He hugged it to himself and said, “when is my daddy coming home? It’s taking SO long. Is he coming back?”

My heart breaks. At 3 1/2, he does not understand why Horatio is away and can’t fathom the time it will take for him to come back to us.

All I can do is reassure him, cuddle him, and try to get Horatio to skype with us this weekend.

Poor little guy…

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About Commander in Chief At home

Erin is a military spouse and, sometimes temporarily single mom to 4 boys. She's a parenting coach, writer, teacher, special needs (Autism) mom, and much more.
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2 Responses to hardest on the little one

  1. Derek Mosley says:

    Dear “Diatriber,”

    Boy do you have it right! Military life in general–even without deployments–can really push kids over the edge. I’m retired Air Force (December, ’07). Though my girls were fortunate (they were 10 and 6 and only remembered 1 house), my buddies had stories of long separations that opened my eyes.

    Separation is more than enough stress on the kids (and Mom). All that other stuff in Mrs. Murphy’s law (including school) shouldn’t add to it. Please do me a favor: go to http://wowzabrain.com/accounts/wowza.press.php and read the article “Summer–Your Last Chance to Catch Up?”

    Do with the info as you please. My wife and I still hald military families close to our hearts.

    Derek

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  2. Hang in there…. If you want to other ideas to connect with your husband please check out http://happyhomefront.net/page/connecting-guide Hopefully some of them will help!

    FYI – Right now we have a contest to win 4 kids books on Military deployment

    All the best
    Carrie
    http://www.happyhomefront.net
    A resource for “Geographically Challenged” families – Let’s overcome distance together!

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