Wednesday, March 30, 2011



Darrian fell asleep with his deployment doll last night. I think these are a great idea. If you don't already have one, and are in the Army, you can suggest the deployment doll to your FRG and they can try to locate them. I am not sure if they have them for the other services, but I don't see why not. You can put a picture of your loved one in the face and it is just something a little extra to hang onto while daddy or mommy are away. We have 2 because I got one when my husband last went to Iraq and then they gave them out here. So I put one in my older boys room and my younger one sleeps with his, and me of course. He has stolen daddies spot since dad has been gone. He tells me he doesn't want me to be lonely. I tell him that when dad get's back he get's his spot back. I know this is probably not a good habit in the normal world, but he no longer lives in the normal world. In the normal world dad's don't go to war. So sometimes living the military life you make exceptions. Not many, but some. Anyway I thought some of you might like to know about these if you have kids.

5 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

A great idea and if sleeping with you helps him cope then it is OK!
Thanks to you and your family Christina for all your sacrifices.
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Mari said...

I heard about these dolls but have never seen them. I think they are a great idea! If I was in your situation, I would let my son sleep with me too.

Renee said...

Great ideal! I can't even imagine how difficult it is for adults to deal with deployment let alone the kids! You do what you have to do - I'd have made the same decision.

About your question regarding Debbie Macombers books~ I think that she transitioned over to a more faith based writing style when she started the Cedar Cove series as well as her Blossom street series. She talks about that issue in her new non-fiction book God's Guest List. She writes such great books, doesn't she?!

Tonya said...

Thanks for sharing the info about the deployment dolls. Have you heard of the Flat Daddies? Those are bigger dolls that have a picture of your spouse on there.

My little one has a Build a Bear with my husband's voice in it. He loves it!

Amber*Renee said...

I DID NOT want my child in bed with me when this deployment first started. That lasted barely a few weeks. He is scared of the dark when Daddy isnt home. I was worried about having to get him used to sleeping on his own again once Daddy was back. He went right to back to his bed on R and R no problem. This has to be so tough on them and if it makes him feel better sleeping with me then so be it. And hey sometimes its nice to not have the bed to yourself ;)