Hubby left last week for a few months and Connor wasn’t taking it very well. I think it’s harder this time because he understands the concept of time. I’m pretty sure last time he deployed, Connor had no idea how long 9 months was going to be. Now that he is older and knows how long a month is, he understands that he will be gone for awhile.
A friend of mine mentioned the Deployment Jar and then I remembered that I had pinned one way back when I first started pinning things on Pinterest. How could I forget such an awesome idea?!
I found a jar I wasn’t using and filled it with Hershey Kisses. Now Connor takes one out everyday after school and loves that it’s a kiss from daddy.
And since I’m obsessed with chalkboard labels, I created a few different versions. I let Connor decide what he wanted his jar to say but I couldn’t forget about the women who serve our country also.
Download and print HERE.
I made one that isn’t just for kids. I totally would have done this the first time my husband was deployed before we had kids and I think it’s a sweet gift to give someone who is supporting a service member during a deployment. I think a parent would even appreciate a deployment jar.
It doesn’t even have to be for deployments. It could even be for when a parent has to go away for work or any long period of time. Do you really need an excuse to have a jar full of Hershey Kisses on your counter?