The pro of a submariner husband: shorter deployments.
The con of a submariner husband: no communication while he is gone.
Unfortunately, USPS has not created a strategic plan to deliver care packages to a submarine. They really need to get on this.
So, I find myself stalking my friends pictures of their care packages wishing I could send my own. I did get to send my then boyfriend a care package once while he was at Officer Candidate School.
It was so much fun to decorate the box and think of his favorite things: peanut M&Ms, gobstoppers, queso… We couldn’t figure out a way to send Chinese food though. That was my one (and probably only) care package.
Chelsea, however, is a care package pro. Her
boyfriend fiance is currently deployed and boy has he been spoiled! All of her care packages have a theme and she was gracious enough to let me share them with you.
“Drunk on you and high on summertime”
(done for a friend)
“Like a fat kid loves cake”
“We think you’re brave”
(Done by her mom’s class)
Box reads: We think you’re brave and really cool too. When you get home we’d like to meet you.
“Bananas without you”
When asked what she fills them with:
They usually include things like:
Snacks (animal crackers, Pringles, gold fish, beef jerkey, peanut butter & ritz, protein bars, pop tarts)
Brita Water Bottle
5 Hour Energy Drinks
Wet Ones Individuals
Chicken / Tuna Salad
Medicine patches/ advil
Hand Sanitizer (they love bath and body works!)
Then I usually try to throw in a few homemade things like:
Cake in a Jar
Or fun things:
If he isn’t one lucky guy then I don’t know what is. Thanks Chelsea for letting me share your awesome care packages! I will continue to drool over them.