Laughter has been infused to me by my family as a means of going through life's ups and downs. I guess it's also why I ended up choosing someone who can make me laugh as a partner. Life isn't easy, so I need a laughing company to go through it.
(original conversation was in Tagalog)
dad: you see that guy?
daddy: do you know what he does?
me: he takes bets for those who are gambling on horse racing
daddy: do you notice that he doesn't use a pen and paper to compute how much a person can win if he/she bets a certain amount?
me: not really
daddy: i want you to learn how he does that.
me: how will i do that?
daddy: i've already talked to him to teach you how he does it. you're going to spend your whole summer learning with him. just remember to learn the math, not how to gamble
Like that was easy to do. I ended up learning both, of course!
That story's one of my favorite ones. I even told my dad that when he was still with us. Effective as my special "summer camp" was, I don't think I would recommend the same thing to my kid =)