夏令營

夏天了,小朋友,有暑假;大人,繼續上班。

我小時候的暑假,節目是在村裡到處跑,跑到吃飯時間才回家。在我失踪的幾小時內,阿爸不會去找我,因為我怎跑也不會有本事和有錢跑去元朗。

我現在很難要求我的小朋友在屋裡跑,我的屋不大,一分鐘不到已跑完全場。屋外跑是不可能的,有車有人,小朋友不怕,你也擔心死。而且,如果被人看見有小朋友沒有大人陪同下在街上亂跑,好心的鄰居肯定會報警。不是說笑,有人在超市「遺下」子女到鄰店買東西,已經上了本地中文報紙的僑社版頭條。

所以,我們,其實不是小朋友,需要夏令營。

據說,九一一後,本市出生率大增。每年暑假,夏令營都其門如市,不要以為可以到時才報名,死到暑假臨頭時,一句「額滿」,你就頭大了。八個星期的悠長暑假,一天廿四小時對住一個四歲以上的小朋友,真的不是你死就是他/她亡。(我是說上班一族啊,如果是全職阿媽,早已習慣了死亡了)

小朋友上夏令營的第一天,回來說:「嘩,比上學更好玩啊﹗」

吁了一口氣,雖然貴了一點。

7 responses to “夏令營

  1. We were “freerange" kids when growing up in the so called New Territories. The world has changed. We now have play date for our kids arranged by parents but back then we just did it on our own. No parents were going to chaperon kid activities.

    Summer school is soon over … and yet regular school has yet to begin. Headache.

  2. after a few years of “training", I’ve identified summer camps/school that kids will revisit every year, and guess what? I need to start lookout for open registration as early as FEBRARY! Isn’t that crazy!?

  3. >雖然貴了一點

    返學貴定夏令營貴?
    暑假帶小呆出街,一定貴過參加任何暑期活動。

  4. lcl,

    I like the description " freerange" or “free of cage", haha…

    Yeah, the school starts late this year and there is a big gap, more than 2 weeks between the late date of camp and the first day of school. My hubby has marked it down on his calendar — free of work.

    馮師奶:

    當然不誇張,我們去年已報名了。而且早點報名可以便宜些,費用年年加的。

    amo:

    嘩,你們天天去酒店開餐呀?

    咳,你說得對,暑假帶小朋友出街,分分鐘唔見咗舊幾水(美金)一天。

  5. 夏令營通常是多少天的? 其實也很好呀, 小朋友可有不同的體驗.

  6. 喂, 你冇乜野丫嘛… 喜愛寫作o既你忽然停晒update, 真係有d 擔心.

  7. folium:

    一般是六至八個星期的。這裡的暑期是兩個月長的。

    monurikian:

    謝謝關心﹗我沒有事,只是沒有太多時間來這裡。

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