Can you tell a change in dynamics once those bags come out and start getting filled?
Do you help him, or just sit back and watch?
Gunner always gets stressed when he is packing, searching for his missing items, and even though we have about 20,000 pounds of TA50, there are always at least 2 dozen items he HAS to go out and buy.
Sometimes I wonder about some of the requirements on the list.
Right before Gunner leaves, I tuck a letter into his bag so that he has something to read before the mail kicks in. It usually contains pictures of the kids, drawings from the kids, and a letter from me.
The first time he asked what I was sneaking in there, now he just smiles. I think he would miss it if I didn't do it.
What little things do you do before they leave?