Flat Daddies show up in numerous places and family events. As a way to help those with a common desire to connect with their loved ones, we offer this web space to share how Flat Moms and Dads participate in the lives of those who care to share.
When my husband left in February, we had a 5-month-old and a 23-month-old. They are now 11 months old and 2 1/2, respectively. Having their dad leave for a year to go to Afghanistan has been an incredible hardship (especially on my two-year-old). When we received our Flat Daddy, I cut him out and stuck him to the wall where the kids could reach him, right in our living room. My 2-year-old daughter loves giving him kisses & hugs, saying Good Morning to him, and even feeding him popcorn and making him Fruit Loop necklaces that I staple to his neck. My baby doesn't even know who or what a dad is; he was so young when my husband left. However, since the day I put the Flat Daddy up on our wall, he loves looking at it. He crawls over to it, talking to his dad, smiling at him, and even leans up against him and cuddles with his blanket. I am encouraged to see this, and hope it makes the transition easier for my son when my husband comes home. Although he will not be used to him in person, at least his dad will be familiar!!! It has been such a blessing to have this life-size picture of my kids' daddy where they can see and touch it every day. This truly is an inspired program. THANK YOU, FLAT DADDIES!!!!!Melanie Nydegger
Our Flat Daddy helped us a lot. It was like he was there somehow. Here is one moment captured with Flat Daddy while ours was away. Enjoy!Nichol , Tyler & Jenna Sands
I just received pictures from my wife showing my Son with his new "Flat Daddy". The emotions that I had seeing him kiss the picture of me is indescribable. I just wanted to send the picture & say thank you to you & your sponsors for supplying my son with the ability to see his Daddy every morning when he wakes up. Thank You! SSG Cunningham 3D Brigade, 3IDSSG WIlliam Cunningham
I do not have a flat daddy. But I had something just like it made in 2004 of my daughter when she went off to Iraq. I took it with me to the circus, zoo, family get togethers, fishing, etc. I still have it. It is a great idea!!!Bonnie Johnston
My little girl was so excited when i showed her the flat daddy. When she wakes she talks to the pic. and kisses it im so happy i ordered a flat daddy and they gave it for free. Thanks so much for making my little girl happy through out this first deployment....Ann Mendoza & Ryanna Mendoza