I had more that I planned to write, but since Sean is down for a nap, I want to take some quality time to play outside with Ryan. I'll post more later.
September 13, 2010
3 Month Reality for Ryan
Right around the 3 month mark reality seems to be settling in with Ryan. He was fine for the first 2.5 months, and Pat's absence didn't seem to be an issue for him. Recently, however, it is clear that Ryan is missing his Daddy. Ryan has been asking about Pat a lot more. He often asks me, "Dadda home?". He now knows that Pat is "at work". Or sometimes he says "Dadda in phone" because that is the only place he knows his daddy is. I think the first couple months were easy for Ryan because he was so used to not seeing his daddy for extended periods of time between long hours at the office and field training. I think at this point though, he just doesn't know why Pat hasn't come home yet. While it is clear that he misses Pat, he's being such a trooper through it all. He really does amaze me.