(Closed) Secret Project for DH… Need Ideas!

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think this is lovely! And the ideas you have are great. But I think what they miss is often the day to day, normal stuff that seems boring to us, but would be a welcome relief from theire experience when deployed (my bro is deployed right now, and I think he just misses his famiy’s voices). 

Is there anything around the house he’d miss? I know Fiance and I are both fascinated with the birds in our yard, and when he’s been gone I tell him what the birds are doing (dorky, but our normal routine). 


Post # 5
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

this is such a sweet idea! maybe this wouldn’t work, but could you sneakily record bits of conversations you have together while he’s still here? nothing serious, maybe bring up some random topics that would make you both laugh. 

i once made a unique advent calendar for my SO when we were apart for most of one december. i wrapped up a silly question and a chocolate for each day of the month, and he replied to the question in an email to me everyday, and we’d have some funny discussions about it. you could ask the question, then answer it yourself, and have him keep a note of his and you can see them when he gets back? for example, my questions included random things like… if you could speak one other language, what would it be? if you could only take 5 CDs to a desert island, what would they be? if someone was about to jump off a building, what would you say to them to try and make them stop? (ok, a bit morbid, but interesting!) 


i hope that’s of any help! i have more questions all stored up in my inbox if you need any more ideas 😉 i think it’s nice to have these random topics to think about, because some of them make you think, and it’s good distraction to keep your mind off things 🙂

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