It’s a good question – how do Chinese-American children like to spend summers in Silicon Valley?
What I Learned in 8 Summers in Silicon Valley
I know some answers, too. I have spent 8 summers here. And I know what I like to do … and what I don’t like to do.
Mommies and Daddies are Different
A couple of years ago, Mommy arranged things … sorta kinda … at the last minute usually … and it was pretty hectic and last-minute kind of stuff. Mommy always does her best and I really appreciate her.
Last year, Daddy arranged things in advance and we did a LOT of stuff. A lot of camps – robots, national parks, pizza making … Daddy always does his best. I really appreciate him, too.
Good food and the Beach
We also took time to go to the beach. Daddy and I found a super great ice cream with a 100 100 flavors. Daddy’s good at finding delicious places.
And I also took my first trip without Mommy and Daddy. I went with my big brother, George to visit my daddy’s family in the Midwest. Indiana. Ohio River. Farms. Swimming, swimming and swimming … and swimming.
Knowing What I Like to Do in Silicon Valley
I know what I like to do now. I like to go to VBS at different churches. And I want to go back to see my daddy’s family and go swimming in the Ohio River again.
I haven’t had my brain washed … I think. What do I know? I do love my school. And we study the Bible there as part of all the other stuff that we have to learn. And I love Bible stories, too. Going to VBSes is fun for me.
- Learning songs
- hearing familiar stories told in different ways
Yeah, that’s fun!
Redneck Fun in the MidWest
And I want to go back to see Daddy’s hillbilly family again in Indiana … and go swimming and … fun, fun, fun … and go to the Creation Museum and see Noah’s Ark! How fun can that be!?
In fact, that’s the plan … go to a lot of VBS’s and go back to Indiana, this time with mommy and daddy!
Conclusion of what Chinese-American Children Like to Do
What do Chinese-American children in Silicon Valley like to do in the summer?
- They like to have fun doing stuff that is familiar to them but different enough to have a little surprise.
- They like to take trips, have adventures and meet family.
- They like to play with their friends.
And I really don’t think it matters what kind of kid you are.
What do you like to do in the summer?