My Second son is now all grown up. He is just 12 years old, but he speaks and acts just like any fine man I know. Let me share with you some of the sweetest gestures ever by my young man through the years.
Second son’s sweet gestures: LOOKING AFTER HIS MAMA
April 4, 2010, at the big house
The boys spent their summer vacation at the big house. I visited them there and decided to spend the night in my old room – the room without an aircon, as the boys often describe. My Second Son peeped then returned after a few seconds with his pillows. He slept beside me.
I encouraged my boy to return to his room. He told me the aircon wasn’t working well in the other room. I checked the aircon unit and discovered that it was perfectly working contrary to my son’s claim.
The following morning, my mother related to me what Second Son told her last night. “I want to sleep with mama in the other room. She is alone. When she returns to the small house, I will sleep beside you again (at the aircon room),” was Second Son’s statement.
I was on the phone with husband two days after the bedroom scene. I mentioned to him the room transfer story. He told me that he asked Second Son “to look after your mama when I am not around.” That again explained why Second Son was sitting beside me while his two brothers were outside playing with their new motorcycle toy.