Today I received a surprise letter from my younger son by post. It was addressed to Mum and Dad. In it, he described some of his experiences at the recent 3-day Sec 1 Orientation Camp:
Q: Some of the memorable and exciting things that happened during the camp were:
A: Kayaking, abseiling, flying fox and sleeping.
(What? Sleeping is memorable and exciting? Son, are you sure you got your priorities right?)
Q: During the Camp, I learnt that ...
A: We should work as a team and never give up on what we do. We should also share everything we have with compassion.
(Okay that's fair comment.)
Q: Mum and Dad, for the many years that you have spent bringing me up, I would like to thank you for:
Providing me with food and shelter, supporting me with all the things I do and buying mini-cakes for me on my birthday.
(That's funny, I don't remember buying mini-cakes for your birthday - I always bought big ones enough for a family of four. Hmm ... must have been Mum.)
Q: Finally, I would like to tell you that ...
I really love you.
(Aww that's really sweet, Son! Mum and Dad love you very much too. Muack.)