The very 1st letter I received from my SIT was on paper that was provided to her to keep notes in a class of some sort that she was attending her 1st week of basic. The best thing about this letter was hearing she was okay, that she was happy, and that she loved me. Then there was that blessed envelope, and it’s forwarding address that told me how to get a letter my daughter while she was at BCT at Fort Leonard Wood. It basically said “Mom I love you, I’m supposed to be taking notes.. I’m fine, I’m happy.. ” etc. 100 words tops. Just for your reference, I looked down at the word counter on this article, what you’ve read this far of this article is about 100 words. It was shorter.
SIT’s aren’t given a ton of time to write home, in fact, early on they’re barely given any at all. But we still want answers don’t we? Amen!
Check out this survey idea from MsABCT:
I’ve arrived! I feel like I’m at Summer Camp ___ Band Camp ___ Lost in the Twilight Zone ____
My DS Yells more than Mom ____ Dad _____ Other _____________
But he/she reminds me of ________________________ on a good day ____ a bad day ____
My Battle Buddies are Nice ______ Funny ______ Strange _____ Scary _________ Don’t ask ________
I like the food better ______ it’s something to eat ______ ughhh _______
My bed is too small _____ too big _____ just right _______
The guy next to me has good hygiene ______ bad hygiene _______ we all stink so it doesn’t matter _______
I’m OK ____ I’ll survive _____ it’s tough but I’m hanging in ________ Can you break me out _____?
Before I left, I forget to do ________________________________
and I forgot to tell you ___________________________________
Have fun with your SIT…
Meanwhile do you remember I told you I wanted to make some changes with house ____ myself ____ other ___ ?
Well guess what I did? I _______________________ and I love it ____ should have waited ______ still deciding ___
Be loving with your SIT…
The first thing I did was _________
I can’t wait to see you ________
(insert your own) ___________
The writer also advises that you send a self-addressed stamped envelope, GOOD ADVICE I never thought of that!
The next article reminds us that our soldier’s miss their pets, and suggests that we make sure the pets send letters as well! LOL :).
Here’s an excerpt:
Here is one from our own Admin Cyndi Baweck.:
Fetti is our house rabbit, Porky is the cat.
It’s Fetti. . . yeah, yeah I know. I’ll give you a minute to get over the shock. . . . . . . . . . you good?
Anyway, I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen you around for awhile. Mom says you’re at Basic Training. Really? You’re kind of big to not know the basics of training. Poop in the litter box, don’t chew on the furniture, and don’t chase the cat. Stop laughing, her smacking me in the eye doesn’t make her tough, just grumpy.
There are a lot of other fun articles by this particular Facebook Page, so be sure to check them out!