Summer camp: a kid’s first foray into a world without the safety net of his parents. Some kids take to the separation like a fish to water, others need a little more of a helping hand to make the time apart more bearable.
11 year old Alex was understandably upset when he discovered his parents didn’t pack any activities for him during his camp’s free time.
The letter reads:
Mom and Dad, why the H*** did you not check if I had toys[?] I was so bored during Free period. I expected more from you Mom, not so much Dad
Damn, as a parent I wouldn’t even be mad, I’d be impressed. Give Alex a Twitter account so we can watch him put more people on blast.
Alex’s mom Simone told The Huffington Post “Alex is definitely known for saying very funny, witty and insightful things!” That’s an understatement.
Apparently, Alex’s camp no longer allows care packages sent during the kids’ stay, so Simone packed some essentials for her son to take with him. But when they arrived back home they discovered the box was left behind, to the chagrin of a very irate 11 year old. Simone goes on to say “Alex was very worried about being bored during their rest time, so he was not a happy camper.”
Simone was eventually able to send her son’s box of activities, which contained a book, a Lego set, yo-yos, and cards.
In appreciation, Alex sent home a much more standard camp letter to thank his Mom. It says:
Dear Mom, thank you for the package that you gave me. I am working on a lego set. Are you doing anything interesting? I am. I love you and Hope you stay safe.
Aw, seems all is mended between the precocious camper and his mom. But what about that slam on his Dad? “My husband was amused by Alex’s comment,” said Simone. “We were all tickled by it.”
All images via The Huffington Post.