Monday, June 11, 2012


We have two visitors that like to come by on the weekend. Our first visitor is the son of the principal of our school. His name is Ben and he’s 7 years old. He used to be very misbehaved when he would come around, but he’s really started learning that if he behaves well, he can come and play whenever he wants. Ben brings his best friend named Yona (short for Jonathan) who is 6 years old. Yona is the son of our school cook. When they come to play, they like to do my hair and try on my shoes. Their favorite toys are Lia’s toys. They take them and play with them for hours. They especially love the laser pointer cat toy. As they shine it on each other, they scream and yell, as if the red light will actually hurt them. Recently, they have been going through our magazines, laughing and being amazed by the pictures they see from American magazines. On this same note, they really enjoy looking at pictures of our friends and family and wanting to know who everyone is. If there’s pen and paper, they draw me pictures. They take my garbage and make toys out of it. It’s also a great way for Jon and I to improve our Swahili. The boys speak quickly but very simply. They’re also very patient with us and will repeat if necessary. I’ve grown fond of them coming over. Although, they often lead to me procrastinating from doing real work!
Yona being my hair stylist with clothespins
Yona (in red) and Ben (in blue) loving to touch white person hair
Ben, on the left, Yona in the middle, and their friend Rashid .They love us taking their photo and looking at it on the camera afterwards.

1 comment:

  1. Aw how sweet! Looks like good company to have. :)