The kids are out of school and in this part of the country it's like a feeding frenzy trying to get kids signed up for "camps."
Yes. That's the hip thing to do. (of course, I am anything but hip - sigh)
If you don't know how to just be with and enjoy your child or help them entertain themselves for the summer, you sign them up for "camp." (Not a criticism, just a fact in my South Orange County white-bread world)
They can choose soccer camp, sailing camp, movie making camp, swimming camp, acting camp, art camps, theater camps, etc. Not only that, but a parent could easily spend thousands for that happy and memorable experience for their child. And you usually get a cool camp shirt, too. Good stuff.
I'm thinking that with those extra thousands I could be saving here, I can buy that little Mac Mini beauty and maybe just come up with some clever ideas for "camp" myself. ;-)
I'm thinking theses could be really fun:
- Surf camp (for sure, Dudes.)
- Movie Making
- Teen Fitness
- Improv - definitely
- Then of course, there are movie nights. I'm thinking a Danny Kaye film festival. (or maybe the Marx Brothers?)
I have tons of ideas for these and more.
Let me let you in on my secret: I'm just pretty darn childish myself.
Seriously. I come up with ideas for stuff I'd like to do and suggest it to my kids.
I've pretty much got all the resources I need including the willing
victims students campers.
The truth is that we do something like this every year. We like to call it. . . "summer." ;-)