I'm making a short report from the camp, that'll end tomorrow! It's both amusing and exhausting, tomorrow after the whole voluntary thing will finish, I'll try to slowly catch up with everything in dA!
And I've a friend over, who is also volunteering, so we're trying to spend as much time together as possible.
But there are minutes when she is a bit away, like now, so let's make a journal...
I've been missing you all!
Talk to you tomorrow, until then have some wisecracks!
(important to know: my parents organize the whole camp)
Dad: Tomorrow when we'll go to the zoo and the adventure park, you should bring money for yourselves, if you want to buy some extra things, for example when dining in McDonald's.
Boy: I have lots of money! *some minutes later* We are broke! We are very broke! (some years later hopefully he'll not be boasting about neither of them)
*at a red lamp, in busy traffic, behind a crossing*
Boy: Couldn't we go faster?
Car driver girl: No, we're at a red lamp.
Boy: No matter, hit that lady, that's the main thing.
Dad: What did that poor lady do against you?
Boy: She breathed in our faces. (yeah, through the car...)
*so my friend wants to be a doctor...*
Boy: Did you know that if you want to be a doctor, they'll test if you can endure the sight of blood?
Boy: You have to watch an autopsy and drink a glass of blood.
Her: I know about the autopsy, but are you sure that the blood thing is true?
Boy: Yes. A friend of mine told me. She's a doctor.
Her: And how old is she?
Boy: 12... Um no, 19.
Her: And which university does she visit?
Boy: The one in your village! (medical uni in a village with ~2000 inhabitants, nope...)
Her: *kiddingly* Then I don't want to be a doctor anymore.
Boy: Then be a firefighter, like me! I usually bring out stacks of wood in our yard, then I flame it, and then I extinguish it. But sometimes my Dad doesn't allow to do this.
Boy: And in the USA there are so large trees, that they can't be even cut by an axe, they can only be cut with huge chainsaws... And there are ten times as much leaves, around 10 inches!
(USA seems to be the land of promises in their eyes...
Do you agree, dear friends from the States?
Random girl at the zoo: Look, a velociraptor!
*boys spitting paper with staws in the car*
Boy: *to me* Look, my spit stayed on the window!
Me: *ironically* Marvellous. (they seemed to choose the right cleanliness manic to compliment it...)
Car driver girl: But you two will have to clean it up as well!
Boy: I don't mind, I'll clean it instead of the another boy, and I'd spit the whole car just to clean it!
My friend: Do you love cleaning?
My friend: Do you often help out in the family?
Boy: Yes, but my parents don't allow me to do so.
Before everything, 2 words are quite similar in Hungarian: megölel (=to hug), and megöl (=to kill).
A little girl said to me after hugging me:
"To hug is really good, but to kill is wrong." (well, encouraging
Boy: Now I have enough energy to walk. I have fuel in me.
How not to keep a girl's interest guide to little boys:
1. Talk to her for about 10 minutes about cars and car gadgets and the history of the car, and the parts of the car.
2. Compliment her eye color.
3. Continue talking about the car, to infinity and beyond.
(I was the lucky chosen one...)
Me and my friend (almost 18&17) were taking care of 2 10 year-old girls at the pools...
12 year-old girl: You can go to the slides, we'll take care of them! We're adults!
Little girl wasn't allowed to slide because of her height:
Another girl: Lili, how many meters are you? (1,1 meter, I guess...
*a girl pushed a boy into a storage, he put a ball under his T-shirt, pretending he was pregnant*
Me: And what if he'll have to give birth?
Girl: He has every necessary things. He can cut the water when it breaks, or whatever. (Biology level 10000)
Me: The kids are in the R.E. room... Or no, that's rather an asylum right now...
Helper Mom: I hope it's not an asylum, 'cause I go there to hold Sunday school every week...
Some genius ideas:
Boy: *to another boy* Let's play thet you're a velociraptor and I'm hypnotizing you with my finger! (and the priceless moment when they do so...)
Talking underwater. They understood nothing, of course...
Asking me to talk to a rude man in some weird language.
Boy finding out a situation to play for me and my friend, when we are really bored: "Let's play that one of you is a boy, and you take out the girl on a date to a restaurant, and swathe her eyes, but you actually take her to a dump, and you feed her with garbage, and then you quarrel about it at home, and then you go back and the girl pushes his head in the garbage and leaves him. (eventually we did not play this, they have quite a fantasy
And a wisdom my Mom overheard:
"Horses are beautiful. Women might grow old, but horses always remain beautiful."