Me and my young man
"Hello Mum, how are you?"
It was a surprise but nice to receive the call.
"Hi Joel! How are you? Are you having fun?
I dropped him at about 7.30am at Church that morning. There were many children waiting to go for the Royal Rangers Camporama when we arrived. This is his first time attending, the previous years, he was too young. It is held every 4 years.
"Can I speak to Ethaniel, please?"
So, sweet of him to ask to talk to his little brother. A nice change from being at each other's throat.
"Hello Ko Ko (mean "older brother" in Chinese). How are you? Blah blah blah..."
I was sitting nearby smiling to myself, eavesdropping on what both of them were chatting about. If only they could be this polite to each other 24/7, 375 days a year! Then, it would be heavenly. Oh well, maybe once a while is still nice and enjoyable.
"I miss you and want to come back. I miss my bolster and pillow"
I laughed. He wants to come back because of his bolster and pillow :-) Not only that, he misses his Mummy and his brother and his Daddy. Indeed, absence makes the heart fonder. I bet all the boys at the camp, all having fun and yet lining up at the public phone to call back to their Mummies and Daddies. Such a cute sight to behold.
This is totally unexpected. I thought he will be so caught up with fun that I will only get a chance to talk to him after the 4 days 3 nights camp. Which was OK. He is allowed to have some space. I understand. But 4 telephone calls in 3 days was a nice surprise.
Little gestures like that really melts a Mother's heart. Right? You Mothers out there.