The book tells the story of FIFO (Fly in Fly Out) life as told through the eyes of a young girl. It’s about the ups and downs of missing her Daddy and the value of the small things like quality time together that make all the difference. The book focuses on how to feel positive and happy even when we miss someone and how to share our lives even when we are a plane ride apart.
Books are a great way to talk to kids about difficult issues. The intention of this book is to help kids better understand the very complicated emotions they may feel from having a parent work away for weeks at a time.
My FIFO Daddy was inspired by Aimee, Rory and their children’s experiences of FIFO life in Western Australia. Aimee’s aunt, Kaethe, donated her beautiful paintings for the book’s illustrations. It is a very personal project and they hope the book makes a difference in the lives of other FIFO families.
Kaethe Bealer is an artist who has been painting seriously for the last 10+ years. She lives with her husband and their dog Niko on their 50ft yacht on the San Francisco Bay. Kaethe paints small acrylics on board the boat and she goes to her studio for her larger works in oil.