Whereas the last kids were not poor, they certainly weren’t the 11-13 year old rich Parisians that we currently are counseling.
We played a “Get To Know Your Counselor” game involving asking any question you would like to a counselor.
What’s your favorite mark? (‘Mark’ meaning company/brand.)
Do you like to play tennis?
Do you like shopping?
Do you like to ski?
Do you have a boat?
Do you like to drive sports cars?
One question that totally confused me: Do you like cops? (And yes, that’s what he meant. My answer was along the lines of “Sure, they’re people. They’re fine.”)
And, at one point earlier in the day, when I was entertaining the kids as they did ESL testing, one asked me “What do you need to be happy?” My answer: friends, internet and freedom.
Ah, they also wanted to know if we had Facebook, which is: a) not allowed and b) certainly not something that a lot of people would generally want to share with an 11 year old.
More similar to last summer, but still quite different in a lot of ways. This week promises to be quite interesting.