A family affair. . .

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by nodiva, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. nodiva

    nodiva Member

    Aug 7, 2014
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    I am just curious and looking for some input. If several members of a family wanted to travel to Annapolis to be part of the process, which event is more appropriate: I day or PPW?
  2. informe

    informe Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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    What is PPW?
  3. CatChaser

    CatChaser Member

    Mar 21, 2014
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    Plebe Parents' Weekend.
    Starts tomorrow.
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Plebe Parents Weekend. You get to spend 2 1/2 days and 1 full day with them. I Day is stressful, crazy and can be chaotic. After you swear in you only get 30 minutes with family.
  5. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

    Mar 4, 2007
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    PPW is the best. I Day is a lost day as you don't see your Plebe from drop off to the end of the day for about 30 minutes on Stribling walk. One or two full days with their friends downtown dressed in the Whites at PPW was a hoot. Her High School roommates thought that they were with a rockstar. One was Stanford and the other was University of Chicago but they could not believe Annapolis during PPW
  6. Kanye's Dad's Sock Puppet

    Kanye's Dad's Sock Puppet Banned

    Aug 9, 2015
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    PPW and I day, or similar at the other SAs, have different opportunities and challenges and are also done slightly differently at different SAs.

    The good part of PPW is the parent is thinking I will have the good part of 3 days to spend with my child to hear about what happened and all the details. The reality is your child will be very happy to see you but will likely want to talk less and share fewer details than the parent would prefer. The child is also likely to sleep. Alot! In the midle of the morning. In the middle of the afternoon. After going back to the SA and sleeping overnight they will want to sleep some more the next day. It is likely that PPW will be the occasion where you witness your child sleep more than you hav ever witnessed them sleep before. But its not to be missed if at all possible.

    On I day you will have far less time but it is also a far more stressful time for the child. On PPW the emotion is "I made it." On I-day the emotion is "what I have I gotten myself into." The support of a friend or parent is usually - but not always - welcomed. This too is not to be missed if at all possible.

    If you can only attend one, for me it would depend on my child and what I thought would be best for that child. For either, if unable to attend, you can be connected with a local sponsor family who will make sure you child has a plac to go or somebody to talk to.

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