When Supersoldier departed for his fifth deployment, the boys and I needed a way to stay connected — to keep this precious man involved in all our family activities and give us a reason to laugh when No. 5 didn’t seem very funny.
That’s when we ordered a Flat Daddy.
For nine months, Flat Daddy traveled with us to baseball games and Mexican restaurants and field trips and pumpkin patches. He wore Easter hats to Sunday service and hot pink aprons to summer barbecues. For ¾ of a year, Flat Daddy was never without a stylish outfit, a brood of doting boys, a hilarious photo op or a really great story.
His perfectly plastered smile and incredibly cooperative attitude got us through many difficult deployment days, and he, in all his flat glory, allowed our children to rewrite THEIR deployment story — and turn it into one that included JOY.
And that’s why, in the face of DJ’s temporary “deployment extension” in China, the boys and I made THIS:
… and we can’t wait to introduce 2D DJ to the 3D one WHEN OUR SUPERHERO-IN-WAITING ARRIVES NEXT MONTH!!! :) (Yes, I’m pooping exclamation marks here!)
DOUBLE DJS – coming to a superhero haven near you from July 18 – August 18, 2016 (f’real this time)!
Until then, DJ, your slimmer, shinier version will be shoutin' your story from the rooftops (and the commissary carts) all around this here town.
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