If you are a military family, and your spouse is deployed, you could use Pinkie Day to help your child understand when he/she will talk on the phone or Skype. If you are family who has a parent travel occasionally for business, you can use Pinkie Day, as well. Just count down from the day Mom or Dad leaves and land on the pinkie for the return trip home.
Remember that no matter the situation, the two most important points of Pinkie Day are:
- A frame of reference for time passing when Mommy or Daddy is gone for whatever reason
- A celebration for the family upon return home
Please share this blog with others. We are trying to find other families in similar situations so they can benefit from the Pinkie Day idea, as well. Emmett, Carmen, and John would love to know there are other children out there who they can relate to about this. They are excited about being "Pinkie Day Pals" to other children who can relate. Thank you!