No time to wait for the “Deployment” part of the blog, it starts now.
Children miss parents when they go away, whether it is for a deployment, or for any other reason. The dolls from this site give children the ability to keep the parent nearby, and the dolls are more durable, and portable, than a normal photograph.
The site is called “Daddy Dolls,” and while that gender-identification applies to most deployed personnel, it doesn’t apply to all. I imagine that families with a mom-sponsor would be able to buy the dolls, too.
Regardless of what the site is called, the idea is wonderful.