Quoting ♥Jada:" <blockquote><b>Quoting J+D=4:</b>" how old are the kids? will they be having a welcome ... [snip!] ... first wave so there will be like 5 soldiers coming back. They don't know he is coming home but they ask at least once a day."
are they in daycare? maybe have him pick them up on the day he comes home (assuming it's a week day).. when hubby came home for R&R it was the week of Easter. my son's pre-k class was having an Easter egg hunt. hubby came in uniform and stood by the gate, all the other kids and parents surrounded him, then when it was time I told DS to come get his surprise. He came out the door, walked over to me, and I moved aside for him to see daddy. at first he was confused, then when he saw him it was great. he ran up to him and started crying.