Need some fun ideas for care packages

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  1. candidsmom

    candidsmom Member

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    After the second phone call, our plebe said they actually like getting funny things or pranks in their care packages. I guess it lightens things up for just a few minutes. Looking for ideas.....
     
  2. mademu

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    Send them a box of loofahs and soap and on a big piece of paper on the top write in big letters- I hope this takes care of it love mom. It'll speak for itself. But the indefinite "it" is crucial.
     
  3. singaporemom

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    Every week I send a musical card.
    First week "We will rock you!"
    Second Week "Say a little prayer for you!"
    Third Week "Celebrate good times, Come on!"
    Fourth Week - "Conga" Gloria Estefan

    and I've sent some Army/Navy jokes.
    Fruit rollups, fortune cookies
     
  4. candidsmom

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    Ok, ran to the store and found a card that says "Top Priority" on the front and plays "Takin' Care of Business" when you open it up. Also found a soap body scrubber by a popular mens brand that is called the "Detailer"
    Glad he still has his sense of humor intact! Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  5. osdad

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    We had her friends fill out 3x5 cards at her going away party. We include a couple of those in each letter and package. One stands out:

    Saved it for this week. She'll get a laugh out of it.
     
  6. lovethenavy

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    Readers Digest Humor in Uniform and Zits comics.
     
  7. singaporemom

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    osdad- So far, DS has said he loves the cards, and has been able to keep everything. I sent 20 fruit rollups with the card for the entire squad. This was my first package with fun food in it, but I made sure the fruit rollups were 100% fruit. I've sent 18-20 of at least one snack (fruit roll up, raisins, cliff bars, powdered gatorade) to share with squad and detailers. I've kept it all healthy, with the exception of the fortune cookies.

    This week, he asked for fruit snacks and bleach pens, so I ran out and added that to this weeks package.

    He loved the jokes, saud it reminded him of his detailers (Ha! Like he's been in the Navy for years and years!!!!)
     
  8. MomoftheMagik

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    Mine said they are having a homemade cookie competition. He said to get his sister in that kitchen because hers will definitely win. My daughter (the baker) is also a comic artist. She drew the funniest pic of a plebe in his white works being screamed at by a detailer with huge muscles. The detailers mouth was bigger than the plebes head and the plebes face was covered with spit, but he was just obediently standing at attention. I know my son will love that! Maybe I'll get her to recreate it and post it on here. Wish I would have thought to scan it!

    This week I sent something junky in his care package. Nate loves Lucky Charms, but not the cereal, just the crunchy marshmallow things. So my daughter and I picked all the marshmallows out of the box and sent those.

    Here is a list of "Funny Quotes From Boot Camp" that I used when my oldest was in boot. For Plebe Summer you might have to pick and choose from these, and change "RDC" to "Detailer", but some of them are hysterical!

    A) CLOTHES
    1. "They made me a section leader because I know how to fold my clothes and put them away, shocking isn't it"
    2. "We had to put on all of our uniforms and get inspected after each one. It's like a freaking fashion show"
    3. "Oh yea and we have to wear "tighty whities" And they suck!"


    B) CHAPEL
    1. "I go to chapel every Sunday. It's like heaven in there. It's the only place the RDC's aren't allowed to go!"
    2. (Son) “I go to chapel every Sunday.” (Mom) “Wow, you do? Which one do you go to?” (Son) “The one with the donuts.”


    C) FOOD
    1. "the food is surprisingly good, but we don’t have time to eat it."
    2. "The food here is good but the lunch ladies are as scary as the RDC's".


    D) 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH
    1. "mom, I really should have paid more attention when you tried to teach how to make my bed"
    2. Keep the letters coming, I like to read them when I am pooping in the middle of the night while everyone else is sleeping.
    3. ”I'm really bored though, folding clothes and taking showers with 72 other dudes isn't exactly my best choice of passing time."
    4. Mom I'm constipated. I can't go to the bathroom in front of 80 other guys?
    5. "There are some CRAZY people here, I hate bathing near other guys and if I did not tell you before, there are some Crazy people here, I can't understand half of what they are saying".
    6. 86 men, 30 minutes to shower in a room approximately 15′ X 45′ with 12 shower heads - you do the math

    E) HEALTH
    1. "Most of the guys are sick. Their eyes are red and they are moving really slow. I feel like I'm in a bad zombie movie".
    2. "Oh, we got 3 more shots again yesterday and since I passed out the first time, I had to wear this big red sign around my neck that said "Fall Risk"!! I felt like such a dork!"
    3. They pulled my teeth out , I’ve got stitches but I got to lay in bed for 2 straight days it was awesome!!!

    F) RDCs (Detailers in our case)
    1. I've never seen so many grown men scream about a lost pair of shoe laces.
    2. My RDC Senior Chief reminds me of you a lot. He is always telling us this ain’t BURGER KING, you can’t have it your way. When he says that you pop in my head and I hate to admit it but a lot of what you said and taught me have helped me here at BC!
    3. Today we got to have a pizza party! - The RDC ate pizza and we did pushups until he was done eating...
    4. "mom, I’m pretty sure the way the RDC's talk to us is illegal".

    G) MORALE
    1. "I'm having fun, I guess”
    2. "This past week has been hell. We have like 10 minutes to eat. I'm wearing goofy glasses too. Other than that I'm doing great."
    3. "I think prisoners have more rights than we do!"
    4. “I’m going to kick my recruiter’s @$$!”
    5. "If this is normal, I'm starting to think I made a big mistake."
    6. "Don't ever let any of your children ever join the military ever again."
    7. "I can't believe I've put up with this stuff!"
    8. "Mom I miss you so much can you send me a picture of my dog??"
     
  9. AF6872

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    ^^^^ That was funny:yllol: My Nephew is at OCS MC at Quantico. I will send that to him! He can forward it to his mother. She won't appreiate the joke.
     
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  10. lovethenavy

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    DS asked for lots of Swiffer Dusters...
     
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    Just make sure they don't have a detailer that makes them sing that song from the card for the rest of Plebe Summer during every evolution. :yllol:
     
  12. MomoftheMagik

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    Finally posted the cartoon DD drew for DS in the "Pictures" section of this site.
     
  13. mademu

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    Can somebody give me a rundown on these abbreviations? DD? DS?
     
  14. MomoftheMagik

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    Sure...DD = dear daughter and DS = dear son

    There is a very helpful list Acronym List posted by TacticalNuke. I think it is in the stickies.
     

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