I did it. I really couldn’t hold it in. Pooping has actually been easier to make in the hole than peeing. My aim is improving with each trip as I’m becoming familiar with where I need to place myself in order to prevent it from splashing on my feet. (Round of applause.) Thank you very much.
Yesterday as Halima and I were walking home from the taxi stop, a little neighborhood girl (not an orphan) ran up to me and grabbed my hand. Children around the orphanage are fascinated by muzungus (white people). I entertained her for a couple of minutes as she was pulling me with her towards her home. Her mother was calling for her, so I tried to pull away a bit. And then she licked my hand. Not a kiss, a full on lick. I wonder what my skin tasted like her. Regardless, it was a bit strange and I was taken aback.
Today has been much less eventful. Last night Big Brother and I went over some things. It looks like I will be tutoring the older students in the evening in the subject in which they are weakest. So this morning I typed a few administrative papers (articles of incorporation and a budget) for Ruth’s attempt to get funding from Global Giving, and started putting together individual lesson plans for each student. I am looking at their school exams and picking out the subjects where they scored less than 50 points. I am creating worksheets with questions similar to the ones where they struggled. I’ve completed about three students preliminary worksheets…only 12 more to go. I did take an unintentional three-hour nap. I only meant to doze off for an hour or so, but woke up after the older children arrived home from school. Stupid jet lag.
The boys are posing in the new clothes donated by the Somerdale Marantha Bible Church. Apparently, they only receive girl clothes and this was the first time people thought of the boys. They LOVED them. Big Brother and Ruth want to make sure everyone knows how appreciative they are for all of the donations.
Allen is new to the orphanage; and while he looks sullen here, he is consistently laughing and smiling.
I’m hoping to get to spend more time with the children as I finish this Global Giving stuff and get their school worksheets in order. But for now, the preliminary grunt work must be done.
Oh, and AIG is struggling for cash? Let’s hope they remain in business for the next three months because my travel insurance is purchased from them.
And Dad, seriously, don’t forget to pay my Circuit City account. I mean it, seriously.