The boys had summer camp for several weeks this summer. It was a great camp hosted and run by the American Employees Association at the US Embassy, but open to anyone. They made lots of new friends, went on field trips, worked on crafts, played outside, and just generally enjoyed themselves.
Each week of camp had a theme and by far everyone's favorite week was the Dr. Seuss week. Every day required them to dress-up in one way or another. Funny hat and crazy sock day were easy -- there is no shortage of patterned socks and inexplicable head wear available in this country. On the other hand, crazy hair day and, especially, dress up like a Dr. Seuss character day were a little more challenging. But, motherhood is the mother of invention so after hours (and hours and hours -- Beijing has everything, but the trick is finding it!) of shopping and a veritable vat of hair gel, we were all pretty happy with the end results.