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Sadness over Halloween.

March 29th, 2011 at 08:30 am

Today I am sad, I can't seem to stop crying.

I want to buy DS a Nentendo Wii Game to stick in his Easter Basket. Amazon had a special that if you ordered the game you got $1o amazon credit. But I waited too long and they switched it to $30 credit if you traded in the game.

Anyway I think I will just downsize and purchase the sticker book DS also wants for his Easter basket and call it good. I need to watch my pennies and spending $50 on a Video Game for Easter is not going to happen this year.

I was on my way to work this morning and drove by the other work location. Every year they have a Halloween Event for the Children of the fulltimers (AGR, Tech, and ADSW/ADOS/whatever term they are using currently AND Deployed). Well In 2005 I was ADSW, 2006 to present I am AGR, so DS has gone every year since he was 2. As part of the event one or two of the Photographers take pictures of the children in their costumes. I have ALL these photos of DS.

I really hope someone takes him this year as this year I fall under the Deployed category. One of my favorite things about Halloween is this photo. I am sad because I will not be here to take him. Yes, October is a long way away and I am not really sure why I am thinking of it.

My Sons Teacher wants to put together a calender and asked for photos. I guess that is the reason, besides his school photos, this it the ONE photo that gets taken every year.


Halloween of course has me thinking of Christmas, I can dig out the Santa Claus Christmas paper and dig out his stocking and stuff it and then put the two in a box for my Cousin so she can say "Look what we found at our house this year", if Michael is not staying there this year. The only issue is figuring out what to buy to stuff the stocking since I will have to this finished 3 months in advance.

I also should buy his Christmas Presents before I leave and give then to my cousin, so she can give them to him. Based on the time line I do not think I will have time to buy and ship gifts once I leave for Mob station. Also I am told the internet is not really secure where we are going so if we need to check our checking accounts and that kind of thing the best thing to do is go to the office after hours and use the network computers. So online shopping is really out of the question.

I am not really suppose to do any shopping until I reach my Pre-Deployment Goals But is so hard not to want to get it done now, while it is still fresh in my mind.

7 Responses to “Sadness over Halloween.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) Deployment hurts doesn't it? You are starting the seperation process. I know that I was thinking about deployment at least a year before it began. Now I'm thinking of moving and that is likely a year away for me.

    Great idea on the gifts! And I hope you can prearrange someone to take the Halloween picture. What other things do you still want him to experience while you are gone? Can you make a list and assign them to various people? It is worth a try!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Aw sweetie, take heart. If he doesn't have AS much fun as usual this year on the holidays, think how much more fun & memorable the ones with you will be in the coming years! Don't worry, you aren't ruining his childhood or anything.

    But it sounds like you're already working to make sure he has as much fun as possible while you're away. You seem like a wonderful mom. Smile

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Just remember that your deployment is part of securing his future. You are taking good care of him in the long run even if you have to be away in the short run. And someday he will know this and thank you.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you for all you do for our country.

    Is it possible to get the costume ahead of time and take a picture before you leave??? When he grows up you can remember the year Halloween was in September...or remember the year he had TWO Halloweens (September and October).

    My husband deployed twice to the first gulf war and I remember well how tough it was for everyone...hugs to you.

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    I wish I was there to comfort you and give you a hug. I think that what the others have suggested is awesome. Thank you for the sacrifices you are making. I have a different outlook on this ever since my nephew joined the Army. He will be leaving to Afghanistan between the 15th and the 29th of next month. ((HUGS))

  6. debtfreeme Says:

    First, thank you for the sacrifice you and your entire family are making on behalf of our country.

    I love the idea of having halloween early. You could also do that each weekend before you are leaving: chose a holiday and celebrate it together, then when the real holiday comes, he has had two!

    I also love the idea of buying his gifts ahead of time and giving them to your cousin. Even if your pre deployment money is a little short, this is for his memories while you are gone and so worth it!

    YAY you and the planning you are doing! I hope you will be able to keep us updated while deployed. I know we will all think of you, and your family, while you are gone.

  7. LittleMsMom Says:

    Thank you for all your comments.

    I will keep you up to date. I just wanted to say Thank you for all your support.

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