Our oldest son is the perfect candidate for independent study. Writing assignments from school require pulling teeth and tears, but apparently, if he chooses the topic and has a goal, he takes it on with relish. Yesterday, he handed my husband and I a stamped envelop addressed to us. Inside was this letter:
Dear Mom and Dad,
I am writing to you to tell you that I really wanted a pet recently, and I found out facts about the pet I want – a parakeet.
- The name comes from the French word “paroquet” which translates to parrot.
- It is called “bugie” in other countries, such as the UK and Australia.
- When tamed, parakeets can talk, whistle, and fly to your shoulder when you call.
- Parakeets are loyal and friendly birds who are very social.
I found out all this from Lafeber.com.
I would love a parakeet to have a loyal companion, play with it, and train it. It would make my stressful life easier. If I get one, I will clean out its cage every week and feed it every day.
From your son.
Dear son, Love you, great effort, but no way. Mom and Dad.