Daddy Candy: a piece of candy each child receives for every day Daddy is gone; Daddy Candy helps the children count down the number of days until Daddy gets home; Daddy candy also helps with our 4 times tables (# of children x # of days absent).
We started Daddy Candy a couple of years ago, and over the past week in Daddy's absence, the Princess has finally caught on. At every snacktime now, I am met with an eager, expectant face and a soft, gentle voice that asks, "Daddy Candy?" Although this week it was simply an M&M, the little Sweet Tooth found it well worthwhile. We'll find out tomorrow when Daddy is home if she clearly understands the purpose of the Daddy Candy.