This morning I woke feeling much better than yesterday, the medicine certainly did the trick. I’m now a little worried, I came out of the bathroom last night to see a cockroach the size of my hand on the wall. If you think I was going to kill it you are sadly mistaken, I ran quickly past it and it has since disappeared. If it turns up in my bed I promise I will lose my ever-loving-mind.
At school today we tried to keep ourselves busy and succeeded for the most part. Teacher Tyson has allowed us to have free reign with the kids so Ian brought in construction paper so we could teach them origami.
Well….he taught and I supervised; I am at a loss with origami. Unfortunately we have this good cop/bad cop routine going on and it kind of stuck which is a bummer for me since I got stuck playing the bad cop. I end up walking around the room making sure they don’t get too long and behave themselves.
They listen to me pretty easily when I tell them to quiet down, but they ignore Ian’s feeble attempts to conduct order.
After making paper birds they wanted to make airplanes, so afterward we brought out crayons so they could decorate the I birds and planes. The kids loved it and it kept them occupied and mostly quiet.
The kids told me some disturbing news today. One of the boys, Ryan, was absent and Condoliza and Benta (two girls in my class) told me that a stranger took him after school yesterday and no one can find him. That really worries me. Ryan is a really good student and a sweet boy, I wanted to ask the other teachers if that was true but was afraid to bring it up.
came over and started playing with my hair. All of a sudden he started laughing because he noticed I have a gray hair. Awesome. Even halfway across the world I am still getting picked on by my few gray hairs, and by a child at that.
Saturday is the big graduation day for the kids and I was informed that I am the guest of honor. This will require me to get up in front of everyone and say a few words. It’s not the speaking in front of people that worries me, it’s what I’m going to say. So tomorrow I get to put together a speech and it’s a good thing I didn’t listen to family and friends back home because at least I have a dress for the occasion.
After lunch we watched the kids practice more for graduation before it was time to head home.
As usual Ian hung at the house for a bit and I eagerly pulled out my book, Jane Eyre, as I was nearly done reading it. I mentioned that I would most likely finish all the books I brought by the 1st of December. Ian looked at me incredulously and said there is no way that I would be able to, that four books. Ah, ye have little faith. *sigh* He clearly underestimates me, challenge accepted.
I even rushed through dinner tonight so I could finish reading it. Mila looked over surprised that i ate so quickly and was already back on the couch with book in hand. I smiled and said “I’m almost done and I have to know how it ends.” She looked at me in surprise and said “Already!? You just started it the other day!” It seems no matter where you are, the people recognize a bookworm when they see one.