With the impeccable logic of a three year old, Kai questioned me over my explanation of National Day. I had said that National Day was Singapore’s birthday, and so everyone in Singapore got to celebrate.
He said, “Papa, but Singapore doesn’t have a mouth”.
Took a while before I said, “But everyone in Singapore has, so we all get to eat cake, if that’s what you’re trying to get at”.
It was. Then he made me buy two plastic Singapore flags from Prologue so we could both become what I used to laugh at – a flag waving patriot.