Chinese language camp -- yippeeeeeee! They've had a wonderful time, but I can't say I've enjoyed the 45-minute drive to take them, the 45-minute drive back home, just to drive 45 minutes to pick them up, and then driving 45 minutes back home. Sheesh! Still, it was all worthwhile when we parents got to see everything the kids learned in the past few weeks during the closing ceremony for the camp.
I got to watch Maya doing Kung Fu and singing Chinese songs and playing with Chinese yo-yos. Zoe was the stage manager for her class skit in Chinese, did tai chi with a sword, and did a lion dance with the lion mask (above) she decorated. And then I got to watch as BOTH girls won awards for being the best in their respective classes! (Brag, brag, brag!)
We left loaded down with all their school papers, craft projects, calligraphy drawings, paper lanterns, "All About Me" posters, and the like!
Afterwards, we went to lunch at a Chinese restaurant near the school. The girls were delighted to find that two of their camp friends were there -- because their parents OWNED the Chinese restaurant! It was so funny -- as we were trying to pick out which Chinese dishes to order for Zoe and Maya, their little friend says confidentially, "You know, you can order french fries!"
Crocodile tears for immigrant children.
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