(this is the picture we used for our flat daddy)
Flat Daddy is such a wonderful concept and our boys are in LOVE with him. It has definitely made this deployment easier for them to handle. Here are a few pictures of our life with our "temporary daddy."
Flat Daddies and Flat Mommies are life-size photos of deployed service members. They are provided to help children better cope with the separation they experience when a parent is away from home for long periods of time.
I would 110% recommend a Flat Daddy for any family with a soldier preparing to deploy. Kids love seeing it everyday and knowing their soldier is still with them even though they aren't physically there. Our boys like it when we bring "dad" for a ride with us or bring him to a special event. Flat Daddy will also come in handy when dad is home for good because he is often training or "playing army" for a few days here and there.
(when we moved into our new apartment)
(Like father, like son)
(Halloween - daddy went as a mummy!)
(Our photo for our Christmas cards.
Some people even thought he was home when they saw the picture.)
(Celebrating my birthday with me)
Let me know if you have any questions because I'd be more than happy to tell you about the benefits of having Flat Daddy around.