Why I Let My Son Attend a Sneak Out in Caliraya

My eldest son recently attended a sneak out in Caliraya Laguna. Was I hesitant at first? Yes, I was. This sneak out conducted by his school would entail him being away for 2 full days and sleeping overnight.

A sneak out is a spiritual recollection usually held during a senior’s year in school. I asked Bastian if he wanted to go and he did. Since he had skipped on his field trip we decided to let him attend.

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Since Bastian has a cellphone, I was expecting to have communication but he sent me a text letting me know that he wouldn’t be able to text or call because they would be having a series of talks and their gadgets would be with the teachers from that period on.

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I think the best thing that came out of that situation for me personally was when Bastian shared about what had happened and told me that he realized how well adjusted he was in his life. Apparently, there was a part in the day when they all started sharing about their parents. He was confused when his classmates started crying and he was okay. He saw then how his classmates were struggling at home connecting with their parents and he saw in his own life how we had a pretty good relationship.

I was really touched about this above all else. I’m glad that in the 15 years that we’ve been bringing him up that he knows that we’re here for him no matter how hard or how angry we sometimes get.

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On the second day they enjoyed the features that Caliraya Resort Club had to offer. This Earth Ball game is part of the teambuilding activites that they had.

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He enjoyed plenty on this Slip N’Slide (Mud Slide) and came home with a once white t shirt and muddied shorts. He had plenty of fun and that’s what matters.

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A little introspection and time away has done Bastian good. It also helped me further teach Bastian about independence and importance of family.

Thank you to Bastian’s teacher for the photos!

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21 thoughts on “Why I Let My Son Attend a Sneak Out in Caliraya

  1. I like the two photos of your son leading the group and sharing something in front. He seems to be pretty matured considering he is only 15. My 13-year old son sometimes acts too childish, though he might be just the same as your son when in school.

    I like recollections and if given the chance, I may also allow my boys to attend an overnight one.

  2. I frequent attend recollection activities and one thing I’ve learned is that I became more open and vocal. Of all the things that we are doing to time, it’s good to step back, reflect, and re-connect to our Almighty. It’s great that at your son’s age, he already have the courage to express what he feels. Good job Mommy!

  3. My son is also in high school, & everytime he asks my permission if he could join their retreat, recollection or camping, I always resitate. As a mom it’s really hard to decide, but I can’t say no because I know that he goes home with a lot of new good things he learned.

  4. I can’t wait for that day when my daughters will get to experience events like this. Good to know that you have a strong relationship too. As parents, it feels rewarding that our kids trust us 🙂

  5. awww… that is such a wonderful ‘first-time’ experience for both you and your son, i think it is but natural to become hesitant at first, because we live in a differrent time now. back in our days, it was safer… now, we need all the assurance we can get before we allow them to join such event. anyways, judging by the pictures, looks like he really had a blast, and yes the best part is the realization that he has a very pleasant family life.. props to you mommy.
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