Well, it's for real this time.
Hubby left this morning.
The Bear handled it (mostly) well. We made it a race to see how many stops we could see them leaving at. The Bear was totally fine - lots of "bye bye Dada" and "bye bye boat"ing with kisses. Until the last stop. I'm not sure how he knew it was his last good bye. He started crying. I thought he had hit his nose on the railing. I asked him what was wrong.
His response was "boat all gone".
Deployment 2010 is officially underway.
Swim safely, my love. We'll be waiting for you.