Holiday break with your 4/c mid/cadet

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  1. THS

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    DS has been home for a full 2 days and has been sharing lots about his first semester at USNA. Its still his dream school and he says sometimes he can't believe he's there. We're glad he's made some good friends, joined in on the antics during A/N week (carrier landings, what?!), and is not worried about his grades (still waiting for 2 grades, he'll check when he returns). How are things going with your 4/C mid/cadet?
     
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    Greatbreak with DD plebe. Lots of sleeping in, cozy fires with fam and friends and movies/bowl games (GO NAVY!!)
    She WAS worried about grades!! Ended up OK. She thought USNA calculus quite hard even though she got 5 on AP calc in HS. Big transition, but she know that was coming. Great friends, great teamates, great sponsor family she can walk to with big loveable dog, big fridge, and big nappable couch. Dropped her off Friday night. Anyone know why gate 1 was closed for driving on yard? almost did not make it by 8!
     
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    No one seems to know that answer. Either staffing issue as sentries take leave too or it's a force protection thing.
     
  4. THS

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    Seamanship was the challenging class for DS, I laughed when he told me.
     
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    Wow! Really? That was one the one class I think I got along with Naval History/government. It makes more sense once they get out to sea.

    Oh I missed the first 3 weeks of Nav class my Plebe year because of basketball. And that is one of those classes where that is hard to learn through a book. I went to EI with my prof and I said, 'Sir I am 100% positive in every scenario I am not supposed to do an amphibious landing with the actual ship. I am lost.' He laughed and told me to go Marine Corps!
     
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    I do believe my DS is looking forward to Seamanship 2nd semester, as he was very happy to be done with Cyber. He started out loving it......right up until it kicked in to full gear :p.
     
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    Well, DS did learn how to do laundry and fold clothes. He did several loads of wash - civilian clothes he wore on break - before he left. I was amazed, the t-shirts were impeccable, a uniform stack, neatly folded.
     
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    I still fold my t shirts the USNA way many, many years later. So do all my friends. My sponsors from USNA are in their 70s and she makes him fold his clothes still because he will only fold them the USNA way 50+ years later. My closet is still organized dark to light, left to right, books are tallest to shortest and many other USNA things. It sticks!
     
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    Ha, My Mid comes home and instantly reverts, dumps duff bag contents on pile on the floor and digs out of that pile for the rest of the break.
     
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    Yours is actually goes above and beyond. Our Cookie DS would just leave luggage in the middle of the room unopened where it would stay for the whole duration of the break if I would not kick it into the corner.
     
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    I remember the Day my Mid called home and said "This is the Happiest day of my USNA experience. I just passed my final swimming test, Now I know I can graduate! ".

    Guess we never know what our Achilles heal is going to be.
     
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