Pre Deployment Blahs

Tonight we went to a pre-deployment “fair”. Basically it’s some tables set up in the base chapel and you go from table to table where they give you little handouts, phone numbers, and support contacts for “dealing with deployment”. Ugh. This is the part of military life I detest.

The information is needed, but I am still in the “head-in-the-sand-no-you-are-NOT-leaving-me-alone-with-two-kids-for-9-months-ignore-it-it-will-go-away-blah-blah-blah-I-can’t-hear-you!” phase. Yes, that is a phase of the process! And going to this “fair”, as they call it, makes me have to pull my head out (of the sand) and have to deal.

I just don’t wanna!

Okay, crybaby tantrum now complete, I do have to say I am REALLY excited about a video they gave us for the kiddos! It’s an Elmo video for military kids. It talks about deployment at their level so they might get a little more understanding on why Daddy has to go away for a while. I have to give a huge BRAVO to Sesame Street for producing this! Check out their site –


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