Sarah - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
We are expecting deployment of a year or so next fall, and I'm not sure when will be the best time to tell the kids. They're heading into 1st and 3rd grades this fall. I don't want it to negatively impact their fun this year, but I also want to make sure that we all make the most of our time together before the deployment. I don't want to wait until the orders come down, because that won't be until right before their dad leaves and I know they'll need some time to accept the idea and adjust to it. Any suggestions?
Edit: Just to clarify, he's not leaving THIS fall, but NEXT year.