As a reflected over the past week I wanted to share some things that I found humorous or odd.
1: The kids had McDonalds for the first time here (yes, it is possible to go a month without fast food). After we sat down and opened their happy meals we realized that instead of chicken nuggets the happy meals have drumsticks. You can order corn in place of fries (like apples in the states).
2. I was walking to school and was suddenly showered by sparks. When I looked up I saw that as the power lines shook, they touched each other. Welcome to Central America.
3. Emma just informed us she was going to the porch to “show off”. We found her later sitting outside, “waiting for peoples to walk by so I can show them gymnastics tricks.”
4. Tyler has learned to scale the 8 foot wall separating our house and our neighbors. A useful skill I am sure!
5. “A small donkey is called a burritos. So is the food from taco bell.” – a quote from my phonetica teacher.
6. We live in an enclosed apartment complex, however one evening Shannon felt something on his leg- a cat had found a way to break into our fence and then our house. The kids loved it! After eating and playing, it ran out the back door, jumped on the roof on the first floor, walked across to the neighbors back porch and then jumped the fence to another complex. It is quite the escape artist.
7. To fry something and to be cold are the same word. “Frio”
8. We did Emma’s Spanish homework in English and didn’t notice until the teacher told me the next day.
9. Tyler had a friend over named Josiah. They had lots of fun destroying and shooting Polly Pockets until Emma started squawking and the fun was over.
10. Tyler cleaned my room and made my bed for me and then left a note on the pillow. He is incredibly sweet sometimes.
11. I was about to buy “fresh fruit” at the ferria this week but then noticed the apple in my hand was imported from the USA.
Emma sayings from this week:
I was trying to study and Emma wanted my attention. She finally climbed in my lap and said, “Mommy, study me.” With such a sweet smile, I had no choice but to stop Spanish and study her.
Emma has half a day in Spanish and though she says she does not know Spanish she informed me that “I am beber.” Literally meaning “I am drink” but obviously meaning “I am thirsty.”
A couple of weeks ago Emma was not happy about school and made plans to “buy a guitar, start a band and move back to Teague.”
I hope you are all having a great week!