I just discovered this essay that my 19 year old son wrote.
Please read, and enjoy. I'm very proud of him.
Come to think of it, he is referring to an experience that happened the time I dropped him off at camp, which I blogged about here: http://scillyspot.blogspot.com/2007/08/hello-muddahello-fadda.html
He was actually 12 at the time.