Thursday, May 27, 2010

That's Not Daddy.

Whenever Bobo sees a man in Cammie's he yells, "Daddy!" And I always have to tell him "No, that's not daddy".
Yesterday we were walking to Princess's classroom to pick her up and a man in Cammie's passed by us walking fast. Bobo said "Daddy" and started chasing after him yelling "Wait, Stop". The man was oblivious to the fact that he was being chased by a little boy.
I started calling his name and telling him to stop running, but he kept going yelling over and over "Wait, Stop". He reached his little arm out for the man and finally I stopped him (fighting off the tears) and told him "That's not daddy, its a stranger".

He doesn't understand why Daddy "disappears". I tell him and try to explain it the best I can, but I know he doesn't fully understand. Princess has a hard time comprehending the length of time that Daddy will be gone. I show her on her calendar and she marks off the days and knows what day and month it is. But still, kids dont have a great concept of time. Even as adults, sometimes a week seems to fly by, other times it drags on forever.


Mrs. Marine



Trisha

3 comments:

  1. Awww I could picture that whole thing. I hope that he is returning home soon.

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  2. I'm so sorry! I know its tough on Bobo, and some day he will understand what an incredibly important job his Daddy has and he will be proud of his Daddy and job he has done serving our country. We love you and appreciate the service you and your Marine have given. God Bless you and God Bless all the troops serving this Memorial Day Weekend!

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  3. That just breaks my heart. Poor little cutie pie=0( I know other military families that video tape their spouse ready books. They play them everyday, so the kids remember.

    Have a good night,
    xoxo,
    Carol

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