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A few months ago, I saw this idea for a deployment box on Household6 Diva's page.
I loved the idea so much that I knew I wanted to do this with Little Butt and The Hubble before he took off.
See...this box is basically a blank craft box (the huge one Little Butt picked out was like $4). The kiddos and parents decorate the box and talk about the soldier's impending absence from the family.
Throughout the absence, the soldier sends things home to the kiddo and the kiddo puts these things in the deployment box. So whenever kiddo misses soldier, they can go to their box and look through the things that have connected them through the absence.
Cool huh?? So we had to do it of course!
We started with the box. We first got Little Butt excited about the whole experience by letting her pick out the box and the stickers that would go on it. I picked the letters and "wrote" the I Love Daddy on the front of the box.
The Hubble tried to explain the first item that was going into the box. He had printed a map and was showing her where he was going to be compared to where she is. However, Little Butt was very distracted by the lovely, blank box sitting in front of her so she didn't really want to listen.
So we started decorating! We made dots with different paint colors and attached her stickers. She chose where everything went and we just helped a little bit.
She was so proud when it was done!
Look at that sticker detail! And you KNOW this kid chose the dinosaur stickers. LOL!
Look at all that detail. Isn't her box so pretty???
In honor of daddy and daughter, my song this week is their favorite song together right now. This was a big family favorite before The Hubble left but it has definitely turned into their song. They sing it on the phone together. They are just too cute.
If you want to link up and join the dance party, just head over to Goodnight Moon and start grooving