birthdays

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  1. badger.kathy

    badger.kathy New Member

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    Are there appropriate ways to help celebrate a birthday? Within the company? Any ideas or past successes or is it better to pass by unmarked?
    Is a private card in the mail the best policy?
    Thanks.
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I will defer to some of the recent parents; however, seeing as no one has responded just yet that in the past you could get a cake from Delano for your child. Some also order goodies from the local bakeries for delivery.

    Personally I was always a fan of letting it slide under the radar, but you know your child the best. If birthday's are a big thing go for it, just be known that they'll probably get a little "special" attention that day though. (nothing bad, maybe just a little extra joking or a few extra pushups to work off the extra cake calories) They probably won't reinstitute the Gauntlet :biggrin:
     
  3. 2012kpmam

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    Sending goodies through Cookie Cafe

    Parents who are baking for CC sometime send a special box for their DD or DS to Mom Guest and she see that it gets to them. Mark the box for you child and make sure your mid knows that there will be a box for them at CC. Many mids come in and ask if there is a package for them. This way they will get it and can chose to share it with others at CC or take it back with them. See parents link on the USMMA web site and look for the CC link for where to send. CC starts in September. Also, any cookies sent by parents, grandparents or church group to CC for everyone to enjoy are most welcome. It's a huge morale booster for the mids, especially after a grueling week of academics. That smile that a box contains a favorite cookie or brownie from home is worth a million dollars.
     
  4. pin2win

    pin2win New Member

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    birthday....

    Unfortunately for my son his birthday fell during indoc. I sent him a big box anyway and made sure there was "plenty" for everyone, especially DI's!!! This year he was there for summer school so I had cupcake pops shipped to him. Him and his friends loved them!!!! Any type of "care" package they will thoroughly enjoy!! Just make sure there is enough to go around!! :thumb:
     
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    My Plebe Candidate had his birthday during Indoc. I sent 8 dozen homemade
    cookies. He said he got them and they were enjoyed by all. It made my day of baking worth it.
     
  6. kpmom2011

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    You can contact nana Services and for a small fee they will bake and deliver a birthday cake to your students table during lunch. If you want the number and contact person, please pm me.

    Some of you know this story, but when my son was a plebe, I sent him a birthday cake (Sept 30), which just happens to be the birthday of the academy. The upper class mids would not let him eat his cake. :( He survived and at least knew I was thinking of him.
     
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    I can't believe my son is now a 1/c, but he celebrated his 18 th birthday during indoc as well. He wanted me to not get any cake, but I had everyone I know send him a card. He had about 50 cards waiting for him when he turned 18. He still talks about it.

    I think it's best to talk about it before and do whatever he/she wants.
     

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