Girl2 is having some behavior problems as a result of this deployment. The last time dh was away, I don't think I went to the bathroom alone once the entire time. We dealt with some major separation anxiety.
This time, it's a whole new ballgame. We have a touch of separation anxiety, but Girl2 is having some major issues. It doesn't help that I'm the only one here to deal with it all (although if I wasn't the only one here, she probably wouldn't be having problems).
I don't even know where to start with her. The lovely military gives us access to family support, but you can only speak to a specialist WITHOUT your children present. Now how am I supposed to do that when we're dealing with separation issues? Ugh!
G-d bless my husband. I e-mailed him about her recent behavior issues (and titled the e-mail "WTF am I supposed to do with her?" which was followed a few hours later by "Now WTF am I supposed to do?"). He called today and told me he's been searching e-bay for a stuffed camel for her (she has an obsession with camels ever since Daddy left for the desert). He wants to order a stuffed animal just for her from Daddy so that she has that to cuddle and remind her that Daddy loves her. In case you wondered why I married my husband, that right there is part of it.
Until then, I'm just gonna try to pay more attention to her and give her extra hugs and kisses. Problem is her behavior makes me want to be nowhere near her.