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I'm away from my wife and kids for a month getting ready for a even longer separation when I'm in Afghanistan. Well I was txting the wifey I asked how Noah our oldest is doing and she said he was still up 11:10 there time which is way way way past the little mans bed time. She said he had been upset all day looking for me And taking the phone to my wife telling her to call daddy.

So I decided after showering to call him and tell him to go to bed the call went like this mind you Noah is 2.5

Me: hi Noah

Noah: hi

Me: Noah what u doing

Noah: hi hi hi hi hi hi hi

Wife: Noah talk to daddy

Noah: daddy army

Me: yup Noah daddy's in the army

Wife: what's daddy do in the army

Noah: pow bang shoot

Me and wife: yeah daddy shoots in the army

Wife: what's daddy shoot Noah

Noah: bad guy big bucks

This went on for 15 minutes I told him to go to bed for mommy and he sternly told me No! He insists on staying up till I get home which isn't for another 3 weeks and it's been a week already. He just kept saying daddy's in the army bit the phone call did calm him down Wichita was good the doctors think he has separation anxiety he pikes when ever I go away and gets worked up. He keeps telling my wife that me and him are going fishing when I get home and he sits at the window and asks if every blue car that goes by if it's me. I don't know how he will handle me being gone for 12 months but it made me teary eyed listening to him all proud I'm in the army.

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I don't know what to say...... Besides thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading it but emotional as well since grant it I'm not if ever far from home but had times when me and wife separated and my son being with her would go all out I WANT DADDY, I WANT TO GO HOME, DADDY NEEDS ME and so on and she will tell me and boy it leaves a deep wound. I know it has to be tough at times, when those comes just stay up and stay positive. That's really has to be a good feeling as well for him being so proud of you even at that age. I love it when you and other members share their life with us especially when it involves their children. It lets us know we have some good caring parents out there. Bad guys big bucks I like that!! Thanks again for your service!

Did you get Skype on your new phone yet so you can do video chat? I know Iphones post to have their own video chat.

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We can do face time but she needs wifi to do it and we don't have wifi at our apt. My phones jailbroke so I can do it anywhere. Were definitely setting something up for while I'm gone in Afghanistan though. Me an the wife also separated for a short period right after his first birthday and it was the same way he would cry and cry fir me it made me feel so horrible and still does we were only split for 2 months but still it did it's damage an now he always thinks when I'm gone it's that again exept this past time I left at night when he could see me in uniform it was easier on him then when usually he falls asleep with me on the couch and wakes up for me to be found nowhere. As far as bad guys big bucks he's a goof he's obsesed with hunting and fishing but when he asks about army or we explain why I hav to go away we tell him to fight bad guys because I have no clue how to tell a 2 yearold I'm going to war so I simply tell him fight bad guys like in daddy's movies and he ties that and hunting so bad guys big bucks lol.

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We can do face time but she needs wifi to do it and we don't have wifi at our apt. My phones jailbroke so I can do it anywhere. Were definitely setting something up for while I'm gone in Afghanistan though. Me an the wife also separated for a short period right after his first birthday and it was the same way he would cry and cry fir me it made me feel so horrible and still does we were only split for 2 months but still it did it's damage an now he always thinks when I'm gone it's that again exept this past time I left at night when he could see me in uniform it was easier on him then when usually he falls asleep with me on the couch and wakes up for me to be found nowhere. As far as bad guys big bucks he's a goof he's obsesed with hunting and fishing but when he asks about army or we explain why I hav to go away we tell him to fight bad guys because I have no clue how to tell a 2 yearold I'm going to war so I simply tell him fight bad guys like in daddy's movies and he ties that and hunting so bad guys big bucks lol.

I understand I wouldn't know what to say either. Bad guys big bucks should be your title here, lol. Hopefully y'all get something for a video type chat when you do go, Maybe do it through laptops? That sucks the past has to make him feel damage, at least you and the wife is trying y'all best for him to understand. Smart move about the uniform! Be safe!

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I understand I wouldn't know what to say either. Bad guys big bucks should be your title here, lol. Hopefully y'all get something for a video type chat when you do go, Maybe do it through laptops? That sucks the past has to make him feel damage, at least you and the wife is trying y'all best for him to understand. Smart move about the uniform! Be safe!

He even has his own uniform to match just gotta get mini name tapes for him that say george and us army lol oh and the pc(hat) to go with. We planned on doing laptops for when were deployed to skype. The little one I still don't know how that will go he's 2 mo today actually so he will be 15 mo when I get back in gonna miss everything hopefully video chat will at least get him to know me for his first year.

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That's rough homie. That post got me all misty eyed. I know that its gonna be rough for Yall. But hey everything will work out in the end. Again thank you for your service homie. And take care of yourself.

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