We have finally recieved our Flat Daddy, and it is everything I had hoped it would be. The minute I unrolled it our youngest squidlet made a b-line and attacked. There was an all around jump for joy by both of them and it was really sweet to see. I managed quite easily to stick him on a foam board and for the rest of the night he was preoccupied with matters of my children.
Both of them showered him with kisses and hugs, but the best for me was when our boy was fast asleep and my little lady spent a fare amount of time laying next to our Flat Daddy talking to him about her day and what she has been doing since we got here. It was beautiful.Our youngest is calling him daddy and wrestles with him, and our oldest wants to eat every meal with him (while our youngest tries to feed him) and tell him all about what she is doing at the time. It is lovely.
I have to admit that I was prepared for the possibility that they would react this way, or that they would be very stand-offish, particularly our youngest. What I was not prepared for was my own reaction. Staring at a normal picture is one thing, staring at a life sized picture of your loved one is entirely different. After the kids had gone to bed I found myself wanting to talk to him too. I'm so glad I ordered it and it was well worth the wait.