no matter the academy-we are all in this together

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by blackhawkmom, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. blackhawkmom

    blackhawkmom Member

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    As I sit here anxiously awaiting "the phone call" i have been browsing the other academy forums---it seems we are truly a family. May i suggest although we have different academy's there seem to be a lot of common threads. not saying what works for one works for another but---we may be able to pull any ideas from one another that will help us to help our DS and DD. Care package suggestions-bump in the road suggestions-travel advice ---it all has one common purpose OUR KIDS and Loved ones! What say we start a good old fashioned All American support team. for example-care package its a light hearted subject -what is your DS or DD favorite thing you have sent them? Mine was Air Freshener!!!!
     
  2. OBXmom

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    Hey Blackhawkmom! I am just getting my son's first care package together. At USAFA they can't receive packages until basic is over, which will be August 4th. So I would really love to hear what has been working best with y'all!
     
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    Cliff Shot Blocks, bleach pens, tide sticks, musical cards, cliff bars, fruit roll ups, lint brush, toiletries.
     
  4. blackhawkmom

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    altoids for when they can't brush teeth-under armour-lighters for loose threads--favorite toothpaste---
     
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    What are cliff shot blocks?
     
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    Milk duds, whoppers, oreo balls, bubbles, Army guys with parachuttes to throw out windows.
     
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    My son's Company can't have any junk type of food. We send Power Bars, applesauce cups and fruit cups with plastic spoons, small pop top cans of tuna for protein. He also loves Liquid Bandage for his blisters. Lately my son has been asking for Swiffer Dusters for room inspection since they have been using a damp cloth to wipe surfaces and that is not working. Don't forget to send some pictures of the family, family dog, etc. best friends, etc. We also sent him a Bible.
     
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    Wet wipes for when they don't have time to shower!
     
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    From the Clif website:

    CLIF® SHOT BLOKS® Electrolyte Chews are a semi-solid, easily chewable source of carbohydrates—your body's preferred source of fuel during activity—and electrolytes.
     
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    Medical Equipments

    CLIF SHOT Bloks are for endurance athletes. Bloks come in chewable, 33 calorie cubes, making it easy to customize and track caloric and electrolyte intake during long outings and races.
     
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    That's a little harsh, huh? Is that for the whole year? It's not like they'd be getting fat from eating a snickers, as I'm sure they are expending way more calories than they take in. Even MREs have candy.

    Maybe it's a mental thing. At VMI, we were not allowed to have sweets at mealtimes during the Ratline; however, my mom and dad sent me plenty of junk food for my room supply, and it was greatly appreciated. I had one of those Sam's Club-sized (giant) tins of powdered lemonade (pure sugar/empty calories) that made me a celebrity in my company.
     

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