News+Politics December 10, 2010
Flat Daddies Keep Kids Connected To Their Deployed Dads

How do you keep little kids connected to their dad when he's deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan for years at a time? One woman came up with an idea and it's really taking off. She calls it The Flat Daddy.

It's a life-sized cardboard photo of the missing parent that the family can take with them anywhere they go. Hmmm... Given how well the wars are going, maybe the cardboard dads belong in the military and the real dads belong back at home...

Meet Flat Jared, he helped keep his family company for a full year while he was overseas:

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See more of Flat Jared's travels here.

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