Friday, June 12, 2009

I just wonder...


To all my mommy friends I'd like to ask you questions because I just wonder if  you would allow this to your daughter or son...

1. Do you allow your sons or daughters to go Summer camp? 

       Summer camp is a supervised program for children and/or teenagers conducted (usually) during the summer months in some countries. Children and adolescents who attend summer camp are known as camper. The traditional view of a summer camp as a woodsy place with hiking, canoeing, and campfires is evolving, with greater acceptance of newer summer camps that offer a wide variety of specialized activities. For example, there are camps for the performing arts, rock music, magic, computers, language learning, children with special needs, and weight loss. In fact, the American Camp Association reports that in 2006, 75 percent of camps added new programs. This is largely to counter a trend in decreasing enrollment in summer camps, brought about by smaller family sizes, the growth in supplemental educational programs and the popularity of electronic media, all of which have made keeping children inside and occupied much easier than in previous generations.

2. Do you allow your son or daughter to sleep over at friends house, classmates house or neighbors house? And if you don't allow her/him how are you going to explain to her/him that you don't agree on sleep over idea. 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

My take on this two questions:

1. It's only here in US that I found out that there is such thing as summer camp. Wala naman ito sa Pilipinas when I grew up. Summer when I was young is playing with my cousins, neighbors and siblings until parang kasing black na ako nang uling. Summer is when we make our Mom resttttttttt specially in getting up early in the morning, because we are the one who will do the household chores. That time wala pa namang mall sa city namin so saan kami mag-lalaro at mag hang out doon sa school playground my mama or papa will just call us in time for lunch.  Though summer camps won't last the whole summer it only lasted at least 2 weeks and it cost more than $1,000 I guess to enroll for summer camp depending on the activities they offer.  My take is 50% okey and 50% nope, because it depends kung may pera. On the other hand  it is nice for them to meet and socialize other people but I will see to it that the place, the people are reliable and safe. In other words may kaba ako palagi specially they are young and they are out there expose to different people whom I don't know. 

2. This is 100% NO WAY!! Lol does I sound paranoid or over protective? Well I am an aunt and have nieces and nephew whom I do care and love. Thinking that they are out there sleeping in anothers house whom I don't personally know the people inside makes me freak out!

10 comments:

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

uhm...kahit di pa ako nanay eh...mag share lang ako ng opinion ko...
if ang anak ko lalo na kung girl sya at makikitulog sa ibang bahay at kung di ko kakilala yun tutulugan nya eh talaga namang kakabahan ako at parang di ko ata papayagan...sa ngayon yan ang nasa isip ko pero di ko alam sa future kun ano magiging desisyon ko since ala pa ako sa sitwasyon na yan ngayon.hehe...
nung highskul ako, sa school lang ang camping namin eh at puro girls kami (girl scouts) at nandun pa yung teacher namin.so may guide kami or "bantay" ..arf! arf! hhehehe.

chubskulit said...

We're on the same boat Manang Kim.. When I arrived in the States, I learned so many things too including this because hubby's niece has a daughter and she always goes for this activities and does sleep over with friends' house too.. I told hubby that I dont think i will let Rylie do these things, especially the sleep over.. I might let her attend the summer camp but I probably has to go with her lol..

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mer, naku pag-isipan mo na yan baka sooner or later magka-baby ka na dyan hehe. Anyway, ako din Auntie lang ako pero pag may school activity like camping (sa school lang naman) ang nephew ko naku po, I do asked my brother (pulis) to check on him or the school hirap na ang panahon ngayon.

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mommy Rose, hahaha naku feel ko ang feeling mo parang kung baga STAGE MOTHER tayo hehe. Sa panahon ngayon dapat sobra ang ingat mahirap na.

Dhemz said...

Likewise AteKim...I feel the same way..wala man tawon ni sato ning summer camp...hahhaa....d man gani kaayo uso ang girl scout...so far sa akong na noticed sa akong mga inlaws...they sent their kids to summer camps...I think norm rana sya dire te...taz mahal pa jud..pastilan...hehehe!

About sa 2nd question naman...I think i will not let Akesha go to somebody's house..ok lang siguro kung dre sila sa balay mag sleep over....:)

I have to ask Greg about this...hehehe..thanks for sharing tKim...miss yah!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I guess Summer camps have their good points and bad points. One must check the faculties and moderators of the camp to find out if it's reputable. I don't see anything wrong in sending your kids to a summer camp so long as you can check up their background. Letting your kid sleep in a friend's house is probably out of the question. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Kangaroo said...

hi Kim..my husband's niece do go to summer camps.her monther thinks it's good kasi nga she will learn so many things.i think there is nothing to worry about because they have teachers or guides with them.

Manang Kim said...

Hallo Dhemz, yup mao gyud na sila dire they send their kids to summer camp. But some parents don't depende sa maka-afford siguro. Dili siguro ka katulog dhemz maghunahuna si akesha tua natulog sa laing balay hehehe. Di kaha nimo kuhaon tunga2x sa gabii hahahaha. Anyway unsay say ni Greg about sleep over? Thank you!!

Manang Kim said...

Hello Mel, right as long as we knew how refutable the facilitators are. And the second question hehehe I know many don't like the idea specially we PINOY but here in US seems like at the tender age they let their kids go sleep to anothers house.

Manang Kim said...

Hi K, yes as long as we knew the people who run the summer camps hirap na.