Congratulations you are soon to be plebes........ Right now a count down clock, that has less than 90 days, is running for each of you. When you report for I-Day it will be an overwhelming and emotional day for both the plebe to be and parents. The time between today and I -Day is a precious resource that you need to use wisely. 1. Spend as much family time together as you can. Graduations are coming up etc. but find the time for simple family time. If your family budget permits plan a special vacation or short trip. This is time you will never have with your child/parents as you know them. Enjoy each other as you are now because you will be different people sooner than you realize. 2. Future Plebes - You CAN NOT get hurt or injured before reporting on I-Day. That rock climbing, high risk stuff, extreme sports etc, that you like to to. STOP! If you break a bone, screw up a knee today, you do not have the time to heal prior to I-Day. You will be examined and sent home and will not be allowed to start. All the hard work you did to get to I-Day just got flushed down the toilet. I personally saw this happen last year to a kid and his parents. Kid broke his wrist mountain biking. He and his family left in tears. You can get hurt after I-Day and that's OK. You belong to the Navy then. 3. Finishing High School - You can't fail a major course but at this point the Academy does not care about your last quarter or semester of grades in high school. Go into cruise mode if you already have not done so. I'm suggesting this because once AC year starts you will be under intense academic pressure like you have never seen. Take an academic break now while you can. 4. Get in decent physical shape - Work on running and some upper body conditioning. Starting at 0530 the first 90 minutes of every day durring plebe summer, is spent with PEP. My daughter was in good shape when she went in but still puked her guts out the first two days. They push you hard physically, be ready. There are other items but these are the big ones for now. Again, congratulations and enjoy the remaining days of your childhood.