In their retreat, they were instructed to write a letter to their parents, telling how much they love them. Since our family was awkwardly yet determinedly emotionally inexpressive, this was not an easy task. But it’s mother’s birthday today, so Celina thought the easy way out was through a text greeting.
Celina to her cellphone: Happy birthday Ma! I love you! (her finger hovering for a stretch of moments over the send button)
Dagdagan nyo allowance ko a! hehe
It was a very awkward moment between her and the cellphone. I couldn’t breathe for laughing at this story. And the funniest part is, mother did not even text ‘I love you back’.
We have strange family dynamics.