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And with this post, you have just made me feel like a very bad mom. I have yet to send ONE care package to Man-Child this year (although the fact that I have seen him just about every weekend since classes started may have something to do with that!).

But, as a semi-veteran, let me tell you this - you are going to have to tell him that he has to go pick up the package. Yes, you will lose the element of surprise - but funnily enough - the kids these days don't check their physical mailboxes EVER unless they are expecting something.


We've sent a couple up, mixed reviews. I think I see our mistake---we sent fancy boxed soups (grilled pepper tomato and lobster bisque, chicken pasta) individual hummus cups, individual peanut butter thingys with wheat crackers, oatmeal with dried blueberries and brown sugar, vacuum packed pasta and pot roast meals, tootsie rolls, natures own granola bars.... He basically hated everything but the tootsie rolls.

Suburban Kamikaze

That one sounds like it might be worth the postage.


Executive Suburbanite

Um, should I bother asking why he doesn't go buy his own ramen noodles? I guess then you wouldn't have been able to write this post. By the way, my family has so far sent a box of Pop Tarts and a box full of Entenmann's chocolate chip cookies.

Suburban Kamikaze

He is very, very busy. Also a little spoiled.



Why does your Ramen look fancier than mine? I am outraged.

Suburban Kamikaze

We splurged a little on the high-end noodles. In case he wants to invite someone over. Or use silverware.


Audubon Ron

At first blush, I thought you were packaging your own line of Deluxe Doomsday Prepper Kits - to include deodorant. Now I read it is a care package for junior in California. The deodorant is important b/c we would not want a major bio-malfunction situation when junior heads off to Glenda the Good Witch’s pad to hook up and make you a grandchild. Just thinking out loud. Glenda will eventually write about you behind your back on Facebook. You know that.

Suburban Kamikaze

I think you may be confusing deodorant and condoms.



^ Well, who hasn't done that?

Suburban Kamikaze

It's an easy mistake to make.


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