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What’s in Dad’s care package

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If you can’t be at the birthday, the birthday will come to you.

That was Boots’ reasoning behind this week’s care package, though I did talk him out of sending Dad a piece of his birthday cake. He settled for putting on in the freezer so Dad can eat it when he comes home.

Otherwise, the box included many things we used to celebrate, bowling ball excluded. We sent a Mario Brothers water bottle that was left from the favors Boots gave out to guests, as well as a hand-held electronic card game that is a bit too old for Boots. “Daddy can figure it out and show me when he gets back,” Boots said. It’s card games, so Dad will have it figured out 3.6 seconds after he opens it.

We also sent our monthly DVD, which I rushed to finish to get him the birthday footage as quickly as possible. It turned out to not be as quickly as I’d thought it would be. This was the first month I’d shot completely with my high-definition camera, and it took for-EVER for the computer to render the video and burn the DVD.

The rest of the package:

Monster Slim Jims, jalapeno flavor: Big Guy keeps picking these because it gives him an excuse to beg for his own Big Guy-safe Slim Jims.

Planters Nutrition Antioxidant Mix: This includes nuts as well as dried fruits. It’s an attempt to make up for all the candy we’ve sent of late, and I completely negated it by also packing …

Yummy Earth lollipops: A one-pound pack. The guys and Dad both love these, and I have to admit they’re the best lollipop I’ve ever tasted. Dad’s particularly fond of the pomegranate flavor.

Dill pickle sunflower seeds: I didn’t even know that such a thing existed until recently, and I have no idea if Dad will even like them. But he likes dill pickles, and he likes sunflower seeds, so maybe …

Razors: Three packs of disposables. I’m not sure if there’s a shortage of late at Dad’s base or if he’s just been too tired to shop.

Paydays: Two bars to fulfill the weekly Recommended Dad Allowance.

Copyright 2010 Debra Legg. All rights reserved.

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