EThere are two fundamentally different theses about what to do with the children during the holidays. The first can be summarized briefly and reads: nothing at all. The children occupy themselves, say the proponents of this thesis, they find driftwood on the beach and build something with other children, or they go through the dunes and collect pine cones, any kind of program is actually superfluous.
The proponents of the thesis that children have to be kept busy and that one also goes on vacation in order to do something with them, sometimes present military plans: giant slide in the morning, then bouncy castle, then snorkeling trip, event gastronomy in the evening and so on. Some fathers are already looking forward to building sandcastles weeks before the start of the holidays and occupy a large part of the trunk with special foldable shovels; You can often see them digging up areas the size of half a supermarket parking lot with canal systems and castles and waving their folding spades menacingly when a teenager trotting along the sea has trampled on a copy of the Sagrada Família lovingly made of damp sand in the radiation carelessness typical of his age. The fathers often dig longer than the attention span of the child who started digging with them, who has long since been hanging like a dozing leopard, with arms and legs hanging down, on the crooked branch of a pine tree that grows rampant at the edge of the dunes, blinking in the sun. After all, you can do a lot of things on the beach that you can’t do so well when you stay at home: playing beach ball up to your stomach in water, flying a kite or making a fire and grilling fish in the evening – not all that easy when you stay at home during the holidays or your parents prefer to go on holiday in cities because they find the beach too crowded and too hot in summer. But what do you do instead? For example going to the museum.