Emma designed and made this countdown chart for Mike’s most recent business trip. She cut five strips of paper, and then labeled them with days of the week. The days of the week she picked don’t actually quite match up to the days he was gone, but she was not interested in changing them. She also reprimanded me for calling “Wednesday” a long day when it wasn’t long enough to fill up the paper in her modified-to-make-room-for-a-long-word handwriting (it’s the middle paper).
I also want to say thank you to Jenae from I can teach my child! for recommending the book When Daddy Travels in the comments for this post. We borrowed the book from the library, and my kids LOVE it – and I think it helps Johnny especially understand where his dad disappears to every so often.