Daddy's Deployment Wall is an interactive way for the kids to track deployment progress. A bubblewrap countdown calendar, world map with ship cutouts to track Daddy, candy jars with bedtime gummy bears hugs from Daddy, mailboxes and clocks for Daddy's Time and Our Time.
I wish had seen this months ago. I guess I can still start it up now. Deployment countdown. Fill jar with number of Hershey kisses needed for each day deployed. Kid (or kids) each get a "kiss goodnight" from Daddy. Doing this.