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But there was no mention of a forthcoming photo; this wasn't the actual gift acknowledgement and itemization letter that is due me.
This letter writing has proven just frustrating enough that the shine is beginning to wear off; it's becoming a chore since it seems that I write 3 letters for each 1 that I send. This latest letter from Tutor was submitted for translation on 9/11/2017 and I'm just getting it today. Likewise,
my other kid, Thanapat, has submitted a letter on that same date and still nothing.
Another concern: in my last letter to Tutor, I wrote, "my wife has passed and is in heaven. We never had children so you are my surrogate son, so you may think of me as a Godfather. That doesn't mean that I replace your own father though, I am only your benefactor. Everyone needs help, including me."
In his letter, the amanuensis replies, "he is very glad you allow him to call you dad." I don't mind at all if he calls me dad as long as that in no way diminishes his relationship with his father. I have, in most of my letters referred to myself as "Mr. Mark" hoping they'd get the hint and call me by that. I believe children should, as in the ancient days of 50 years ago, refer to their elders as sir and ma'am and not be on a first name basis.
Welp, that's my rant. Thanks