Doctor Orders Bored Children to Go Outside

Young, nimble, lightening bug like creatures with eyes as big as owls, tongues as long as lizards, mouths as big as the ocean, and a need for 10 minutes of sleep a night, are the summer creatures of Japan, and now they have set their sights on taking over your house, front lawn, grandparents homes, and the entire block.  They particularly like chocolate chip cookies, ice cream and trips to the pool.

Dr. Go Outside (yes, please Google to find this doctors office hours) of the Tokyo Waseda Lampoon University of Japan, recently made a startling discovery of Bored Children littered around Japan.  You can identify them by copious amounts of sweat, bicycles, and mobile phones that have huge objects dangling on the ends. Oh, and they usually travel in packs!

Thanks to screen shots captured from the now defunct Hubble telescope these children can be tracked by Navi and other GPS devices. You can find them in dusty parks or in family restaurants with only drinks and one plate of french fries.

The Bored Children can only communicate via text message. It’s quite possible to stand in front of them and say hello and they will seem to ignore you only to respond via text message with, “Hello.”

The shocking fact discovered by Dr. Go Outside is that the Bored Children are itching for a Capsule for Lightening Bugschance to go to Mount Haruna in Gunma. They want to travel to a place where they can enjoy sleeping in a cabin designed to look like a triangle.  They want to go river trekking and stay cool underneath the rushing sounds of the waterfall.  They really want the opportunity to meet new friends and learn the latest dance moves and songs.  In fact, over 82.454% of them are tired of hanging around the living room, playing the same video games over and over and being yelled at by their caretakers!

They want to be free! They want a chance to leave their caretakers behind and dance, create, and play underneath a canopy of trees. They want the opportunity of a lifetime.  This is no easy feat! As Dr. Go Outside knows, “children who stay inside playing video games often have a limited view of nature and don’t learn to enjoy the green earth.”  Another trend that Dr. Go Outside has noticed, “Children who eat at family restaurants really haven’t tasted real food. They don’t know where it comes from or how to prepare it.”

With this in mind, the Greatest Summer Camp in Japan, has announced that if caretakers are to survive this overheated summer full of sweat, TEPCO emergencies and humidity, they should send their little lightening bugs away to be a real star and not a flitting, pulsating piece of temporary light!

In order to protect yourself from the onslaught of Bored Children, enter to win 4 FREE 31 Flavors Gift Certificates!*You must have children to enter and live in Japan. Or call (050) 5806-7374! Dr. Go Outside will be happy to take your call!

Thanks to Locohama for including this medical prescription in Hot Fun in the Summertime Part 2

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About Michaela Chatman

Michaela Chatman is the founder of Camp Roadless Summer Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp based in the Tokyo area. She has taught in Chicago, New York City, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. She has worked with children from ages 5-16. She is a dedicated fan and supporter of the arts. She performs locally in Tokyo with Kaguratei, a blues band. She is an active member in TELL:Exceptional Parents Group, Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum (JASCD), Tokyo Investment Group, and Pink Cow Connections Networking Group. For fun she organizes The Tokyo Lovers Pizza Meetup Group.
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3 Responses to Doctor Orders Bored Children to Go Outside

  1. Pingback: Hot Fun in the Summertime 2! | Loco in Yokohama

  2. Will says:

    Good to see there are people near the metropolis who still believe in not letting their children be reared by TV games. Camp Roadless Summer looks like a good idea for kids who don’t normally get a chance to get out.

    • Michaela Chatman says:

      Thanks Will! A lot of parents feel like they are in a bind. Who can compete against Toys R Us and the neighbors kid? Shuhey has it, why can’t I?

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