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I saw a discussion thread like this on another group and thought I would borrow the idea so we can all share the funny things or touching things our SR's write home about in their letters.  So anyone that has already recieved letters from their SR's please share any funny comments that they are sending back home.  As soon as I get a letter, I'll post...

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My son said that his instructor told him to tell me that I shouldn't believe everything that I read on  He said it's just a bunch of moms gossiping! LOL

In one of my letters today from my son he wrote "My day is filled with being yelled at for screwing up on stupid crap as well as others".  ha ha ha

In another part of the letter he wrote "I also have lost track of the days. I know today is Friday, but not sure the day". ha ha ha

In one of my letters my recruit wrote:

"I finally got to shave, after 3 weeks I was pretty hairy"  lol...

she also said "the food here makes me feel sick, but I'm getting better"  I thought that was funny because it seems like all the other SR's wrote that the food was pretty good.

My SR said in his letter the food is awesome. Then when he called yesterday he told his dad he has been eating peanut better sandwiches. Guess the Navy serves awesome peanut butter sandwiches. He also said they have Sprite, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. I can see why the food is awesome.
I also have a son currently in Marine Corps boot camp.  He's 6"3' and went in mid September 200 lbs.  The last letter that I got he's down to 170lbs.  I hope that he doesn't lose any more weight.
My SR, who is 20 years old, said he wished the younger kids would learn to listen.  That cracked me up coming from the "old" 20 year old who didn't always listen while at home.

My SR wrote this . . . "Hey Dad, remember when you told me you were excited for my first letter? You said I'd either say 'What did I get myself into?' or 'I'm kicking butt!'  Well guess what?  Not only am I kicking butt, but I'm taking plenty of names!"  I gotta love my girl . . . she's got attitude.  :O)


Pt in the house - Petty Officer made them sing SpongeBob Square pants - They all knew the words!
That's funny!

Here you go Peggy:


Painty: Are you ready, kids?
Kids: Aye-aye, Captain!
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: Aye aye, Captain!
Painty: Ohhhhhhhh......! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: If nautical nonsense sense be something you wish?
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: Ready?
Painty and Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: SpongeBooooob SquarePaaaaannts! *Pirate laugh*

Geesh . . . I've had this song stuck in my head, and have been humming and whistling it all day long.  My co-workers think I'm crazy.  :O)

They knew I had received a letter from my SR as soon as I walked in the door this morning because I was in such a good mood.  Nearly all my co-workers are x-military (mostly Marines), so they've been helping me understand boot camp. 

That's funny! Now I'll be singing it in my head all day.


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