When Leif left I found it very hard to get Aiden to understand how long 9 months was...I honestly couldn't even fathom that kind of time without him but knew we had to find a way to "track" the time otherwise it was going to be a long 9 months of "is daddy coming he today?"
Another Navy mom gave me a wonderful suggestion that I think was age appropriating..."kisses from daddy". Everyday Aiden gets a kiss from Daddy...a sweet, yummy, and much anticipated kiss!
When Daddy left Aiden and I sat down and counted out kisses...267 to be exact...we grouped in sets of 10 to make it easier for the both of us ;-). Once we had a kiss for everyday that Daddy was gone, it was time to redeem our first kiss...
Soon...very soon...we will have the real deal! We are running low on kisses...I can't wait for the days when there are only 2 kisses left...1 for Aiden and 1 for Daddy...that was Aiden's idea!!!