Until I have seen with my own eyes, I thought my helper and my kids bluffed me. They told me that some boy scouts from secondary schools go to camp, bringing their pillows and at night, they changed into pyjamas.
Chung Ling High School scouts did that. Some mothers even go to the Coronation Camp near Botanical Gardens to bring meals for their kids. Breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Take the kids out to return home to catch Wah Lai Toi TVB dramas then back to camp. Can you believe that?
Yeap it is true! What is going to happen to these boys, huh?
Anyway, my two older sons had gone for a 3-day camp. Their instruction – Don’t you dare to come and visit us!
What did my kids bring to camp? A 1,000W (or volt, tak tau lah) generator, 5 litres of petrol, 10 katis of charcoal, 2 cans of Ridsect, one ladder, 4 canister of cooking gas, gas stove and a huge parang. All in my Naza Ria. Chewah, aren’t we cool and BOMBastic?
After all the driving around town to buy charcoal and cooking gas, I got real thirsty. Got a nice, big cup of cool Slurpee from 7-Eleven at RM2.90 which comes in this Batman cup. And there is Mirinda Batman flavour?
Thank God I did not go KABOOM with those stuffs. And btw God, please keep my kids safe from mozzie bites and scratches.
(Due to the recent death on Penang Hill, where a guy got lost and died in a kneeling stance, the scouts from St. Xavier Instituition no longer go nite hikes. Last year, my older son went hiking at 12 midnight in Penang Hill. This year? My son told me ‘Siao ah, who dares to go up Penang Hill at night somemore?)
To those moms who mollycoddle their boys like that? I have one advice. Nothing and no one can keep our kids safe. Even a single insect bite can cause death. So, live and let live. Let go, let them stumble and rely on God to keep them safe. Amen.