Tomorrow we are off to our 2 month vacation in California. I mentioned before that Dad isn’t coming with us. While I’ve prepared each of the kids carry-ons and have talked to them about our travels to have a smooth trip, explaining to them that dad isn’t coming is one of the hardest things every time. I know how important it is for dad to still parent from a distance. Staying connected is crucial for the kids to have a great time.
This won’t be our first time away from dad. He is a Veteran and served proudly for the U.S. Navy. He even spent time away trucking. It’s during trips back to California or Mexico where we aren’t in our regular environment and routine that the kids can start missing home and dad fast.
This year I do get to tell them that Dad will be flying out to California a week before we leave so that he can fly back home with us. But honestly, to little kids that doesn’t mean much. I have asked the hubs to do a couple of things for us to stay connected during our trip. I realized my kids are as visual as I am. They need to see dad. Technology has allowed us to get very creative to have dad be a part of our vacation time.
Here are the things we plan to do with the kids to keep them connected to dad:
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Have you ever been apart from a loved one? How do you stay connected?
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