This 7th deployment is finally coming to a close (eventually). Not that I have any idea of the exact day my husband will be home. The rumors keep flying and info keeps changing. There given a "window" of dates when they will be back which keeps changing from two different possibilities... Its very annoying and always drives me crazy.... Is is too much to ask them to just tell me the day my husband will be home? The "higher-up" always seem to make a decision, tell everyone what it is, then change it a few weeks later, UGH!
With the kids, I learned early on not to tell our daughter ANYTHING as to when Daddy will get back until I know with ABSOLUTE certainty. Like, when were driving to pick him up... Which I have done that, its fun to surprise her! She doesn't have a greatest concept of time anyway. I do tell her the month or general time frame in which he will be back. With our son, he's too little to understand so I dont tell him anything until we are getting in the car to go get Daddy.