Most military wives tell their kids that daddy (or brother, or uncle, or whoever) has to go away for a while b/c he has to work. It's not a lie. Most kids kinda get the concept of work, so they usually have a pretty easy time accepting that as an answer. When they ask, "When is brother coming home?" You can say anything from "In a few months" to "When he is done with his important job." Best wishes to your son.
at 7:54 PM on Jun. 26, 2008