I asked him what was wrong.
"I'm sad," he said.
My heart skips a beat, "Why are you sad?"
"Daddy is leaving, it makes me sad."
I nod, not trusting my voice. After a deep breath, I say "but remember he came home after the last time he went?"
He nods and looks at me with eyes that are begging me for promises I can't make him.
I hug him and think of the best response I can...
"You want a snow cone?"