Monday, July 19, 2010

Pre-deployment guilt

Right before Gunner leaves, I start feeling a little lot guilty.  While I will have the comforts of home, he will be stuck in a tent somewhere in Afghanistan.

Sure they have steak and seafood nights in some of the DFACs, but who wants to eat seafood in the middle of the desert?

We went to the thrift store today so I could drop off another 16 bags of "crap" that we didn't need.  Make that a total of over 30 bags that I have dropped off in the last week.

I needed some more laundry detergent so we stopped off at Sam's--hey, with 3 kids and one who will be potty training forever, we wash a lot of clothes.

There it was, Gunner saw the Nintendo DSi XL.  He wanted it.  I couldn't say no, since I knew we had the money.  He needed games for his new toy.

We are busy eating his favorite meals and visiting his favorite restaurants.

What extra things do you do before they leave?

5 comments:

Barb said...

I so admire families like yours.. you all sacrifice for our country. We have an unofficially adopted son who was special forces. It was always hard when he was gone.

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d.a.r. said...

Yup. I swear, last time? I baked daily before he left. I had cupcakes, brownies, cookies, muffins and cheesecakes coming out my ears. I let him get away with bloody murder around the ohuse (like leaving dirty socks on the floor, being gross in the kitchen, etc), took him to his favorite restaurants and generally spoiled him rotten.

It was all I could do, you know?

d.a.r. said...

Yup. I swear, last time? I baked daily before he left. I had cupcakes, brownies, cookies, muffins and cheesecakes coming out my ears. I let him get away with bloody murder around the ohuse (like leaving dirty socks on the floor, being gross in the kitchen, etc), took him to his favorite restaurants and generally spoiled him rotten.

It was all I could do, you know?

sarahmarie said...

Ah I do a lot of the same... We have 4 maybe 5 days left together and I'm just trying to bake his favorites, and take him out to dinner to places he likes...Trying to throw my emotions to the side and deal with them later.

I love your blog. I just started one, about being a military wife and having a career and stuff. sarah-mariern.blogspot.com
:)