Today was the hottest Kenyan day so far...
We walked to Oasis and were sweating by the time we arrived...
It was a National Holiday today, so the Oasis boys came by the Centre to say hello...I was asking about their exam this week...they don't find out their scores until tomorrow.
About ten minutes later Moses said, "Um...Alice...Thank you for helping me."
We then had a ridiculously politically-incorrect conversation, but very true to an inquisitive teenage boy.
Moses: "Do you say the word N*****r?"
I said, "No."
Moses: "How about Negro?"
Moses: "You don't call them Negroes or blacks? What do you call them?"
Moses: "Oh...do most of them do drugs?"
Me: "Some do...but so do some white people and some people from Mexico...and most of the people I went to High School with..."
Then, evidently content with my answer, he asked if we use chalk in schools...or charcoal for fire...he's the very cutest.
On our way to lunch, Chris saw some kids swinging on our new toy...so he went to try it out.
After lunch, we headed to Gilgal...Daina taught us all about Rocks and Minerals...She's a very good teacher. Q&A hour was cut short today, but not before a discussion on circumcision, virginity, HIV/AIDS, and the difference between the US and the UK. Seriously, Kenyan teenagers are inquisitive.
We walked out of the classroom to this...most mothers would say this is dangerous...The mother of these kids wanted to make sure I got a picture.
The kids began to cry immediately when Chris took Clinton's spot as the driver...
After they played some football and I did some office work, we headed home. More beans and rice for dinner...and a viewing of "Drop Dead Gorgeous", which neither Daina nor Chris had seen before...
While writing this blog, Elvis (the first boy in Form 1) called to tell me we can come to visit him on Saturday. He said, he can't wait to see us and could we please bring some drinking chocolate and peanut butter...Then I said, "I can't wait to see you..." He said, "Even me. I love you. Good night." I love that...a 17-year-old former street boy saying "I love you" in front of all of his friends...so, so sweet.
Now it's off to read and prepare for pool day tomorrow!