Thursday, July 28, 2011

Strange, but true


The kids like to play lots of different role playing games together. Right now they are playing some game and they just said “First, it will be our birthday, then we get married, then we move in together and finally, we get to go swimming!!!” Guess which one of those things made their imaginary characters the most excited? If you guessed swimming, you are correct. I love kids.

Our children believe they can speak German. They came into our room this morning just to show us how they can communicate. They make a lot of guttural “g” sounds and speak in low tones. Last night we took part in a very multicultural small group (3 from the states, 1 from Northern Ireland, an Indian who was born in South Africa, 1 from England, 2 Austrians, 2 Germans and a white South African. I think that is all, not counting the children). There are more members of this group who represent other cultures who could not make it tonight. Most of them are missionaries with Operation Mobilization. Our family had a wonderful time, and “learning” German was a bonus for our kids!

When we first arrived 6 weeks ago, we were told that the elephants and lions would be arriving soon. We were also under the impression that we would be breaking ground on the Petrol Station by the end of June. It is now the last week of July and none of these things have taken place.

We drive through a gate to enter the Dinokeng Game reserve. Each time we drive through, there are a different number of men standing guard. There is no rhyme or reason to this. This afternoon there was no one standing guard. That was a first.

Our boy is sleeping with underwear on his head tonight. White briefs, if you must know. We took his bandage off this afternoon to check how his wound is healing and forgot that we had brought the medical tape back to TYB yesterday. The wound is mostly healed, but a bit oozy, hence the underwear head gear.

4 comments:

ememby said...

love this post... though I don't know how I'd ever feel about living so close to elephants and lions, just sayin'

Anonymous said...

I love your kids! They have endless imaginations and innocent creative minds...so fun to hear their stories. Hope you can laugh with them today and that it warms your heart. Thinking of you guys :)
Jen E.

retha said...

So you've quickly settled in.
Make do and doing (playing) unrelated random stuff.

Oh, and the group you meet with are also a rainbow.

We've got a bit of wind here, besides that it is a beautiful day.

alwaysbusymama said...

Wow, it's almost like I'm reading about my own kids! My boys speak other languages, also. It's probably German. :) They are constantly making things up. They're going to have a lot of fun playing with your kids. And, sometimes we don't have any underwear because the 30 or so stuffed animals are wearing it!