Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Knocking and Entering

A different group of my students who showed up to study for APs.
Knock, Knock

CrazyMom and I were sitting in our main living area around the evening fire with a guest from the US when there was a knock at the door.  We exchanged a glance guessing with our eyes on who it might be and then the door opened and four of CrazyMom’s students walked in. 

Yes, that is correct.  Four students walked in our house without anybody answering the door.  “Knocking and entering” is the culture here in Africa.  In the West, such actions would be nearly unthinkable and would be grouped with such criminal acts as breaking and entering.

When our guest was preparing to leave Kenya, I asked her about what stood out about her visit to Kenya and one of the first things out of her mouth was mentioning the students who walked into our home for extra help.  While it was surprising to her, she also found it endearing.

I find it endearing as well.  But more than that I find it an excellent motivator to not lounge around in my PJs.