Slap him into submission

No, not Jason. Check out this week’s article before it’s gone (even if it’s outdated in the blogosphere). It was one of those parenting moments that makes us feel like for once, we’re doing something right.


  1. Oh Annie, that’s so sweet. We love our daddy too. Thank goodness for good dads, where would we all be without them? Our kids think I run the roost and all dad does is go to work, but I remind them daily that it’s our dad who holds us all together and it’s really true.

  2. Annie a thought for next time Jason leaves is before he leaves have him make with the kids a chain like a christmas tree chain out of paper. On each link have him write one thing about the kids then the next link have the kids write one thing about daddy. Each day the kids take one link off and read what was wrote on it. At the last link daddy comes home. We did this in the spouse association when we were active duty and it was amazing the difference it made in these little kids lifes.

  3. I can’t imagine how good your husband must feel to read this! I mean, yes, it is really hard and I’m sorry you had to go through it and I don’t mean to trivialize the problem–but at a basic level, what a great problem to have!

    And, as the father of teenagers, let me assure you, this kind of hero-worship will pass very quickly. 🙂

  4. Daddy coming home and those old videos of people waiting for the Beatles at the airport are really not that different. It’s hero worship at its best. It makes me a teeny bit jealous, but it makes me happy too.

  5. That is truly a sweet article. I’m happy for you that it was only 5 weeks. A friend of mine just shipped her husband out for an entire year. I cannot imagine how hard that would be.