On the few visits I did make, Blogger did not do me any favors in my need to type comments quickly before being busted for slipping away to the computer room (while supposedly spending quality time with the fam).
Anyone else having blogger issues?
The Sexy guy has begun his beach (without water) holiday. It's been especially hard for the kids this time-- and for the first time, he was emotional about leaving.
Usually he just "mans up", mumbling stuff about "his job" and "that's the life we signed up for", but this time he was right there with me, "This sucks!"
He scared me a bit with the way he prepared us this time too. A little too thorough, which tells me there's concern on his part (he usually swears there is none). He really made an extra effort to spend some quality time together, even suffering one whole afternoon driving me from field to field to take photos.
As the taillights of the taxi faded in the dark hours of incredibly early, all I could think of was, "I didn't get a proper kiss!"
It was enough to make me want to throw sleeping kids in the car to follow him to the airport.
Stupid me, trying to put on a brave face and see him off smiling meant that I gave him a kiss his mother could have given him.
And this afternoon, Miss Ky, who is only really experiencing this for the first time (she was too young last time), said, "Stop talking about Daddy because I want to have him".
Bless her little heart.
She and her brother spent the afternoon painting pictures and writing cards for their Daddy.
Deployments never get any easier... and I'm not willing to practice until I've perfected it.
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie