As I-Day approaches, I find that the tears come more often, the heart feels more heavy, and the pit in my stomach just won’t leave…. And as overwhelmed as I feel, I still have some last minute questions for anyone who can answer them. I understand that there are existing threads on some of this info but I just don’t have the patience to read through all of them – so thank you in advance for your help. 1.) SCHOOL BREAKS - I understand that my son will be home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but are there any other times during the year that they will be coming home?? How long is each break? How exactly does summer work? Will he only be home for a few weeks and if so, then what will he be doing during the entire summer? (I am just feeling a bit anxious so any info on these breaks will be extremely helpful!). 2.) CELL PHONE POLICY – What is the cell phone policy for Plebes? I understand that they are only allowed to call home once or twice during Plebe summer, but what is the policy during the school year? Is phone use restricted and if so, what are the rules? 3.) CARE PACKAGES – I have been reading a lot about care packages and to be honest, I am still a bit confused. What is allowed and what isn’t allowed? Some say that they can receive homebaked good while others say that they will be taken away. What about candy? My son loves Starbursts and anything that is not chocolate – Can I send candy? What about Pretzels, Chex Mix and Goldfish? What restrictions are put on the care packages and will they be able to keep everything that is sent to them? Where do they store the care package “goodies”? Are there limitations to what they can have in their rooms? What exactly is “Body Glide”?? People have mentioned sending white compression shorts – How many do I send and will he be allowed to wear these shorts? AHHH – Such confusion…!! 4.) WHAT DOES SON BRING TO I-DAY? – I have read many posts regarding this question and have shared them with my son – He is leaning towards bringing the bare minimum? Is there a “right” or “wrong” to this question? 5.) I-DAY SWEARING-IN CEREMONY – I have read many posts about I-Day and I still have several questions - I will have 3 younger children with my husband and me on I-Day and I don’t believe that it will be possible to “stake out” a spot to watch the ceremony so early in the day. After going to the Mid Store, we were thinking of taking the kids back to the hotel to go swimming. If we don’t “stake out” a spot, will we be able to see anything (I am not familiar with Annapolis or its layout)? How early should we return to town to prepare for the ceremony? What time is the ceremony?? Or am I just fooling myself and should we just “deal with it” and stay in Annapolis for the entire day so we don’t miss anything?? Once again, thanks so much for all of your help, suggestions and advice regarding this post and for my many posts during this past year – This board has been a tremendous “gift” for me as you all have answered questions, squelched fears and comforted many anxieties. Thank You!!