Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Next come the coloring pages. The bright white sheets of paper stand in stark contrast to the brown everything around them. Soon the paper will lose its stunning gleam and adapt to its surroundings, but for now the kids reach for it excitedly. Intermingled with the coloring time is some general TLC; we let the kids play with our hair, read their few, shabby books to them, chase them around the room, and just in general enjoy ourselves. At the end of the hour is treat time, and the kids enthusiastically stuff candy – wrappers and all – into their mouths to ensure that every last bit of sweetness is savored. Eventually it is time to leave, and we make our way slowly back to the Land Rover. As we drive away we watch the kids waving, and hear their small voices shouting “Kwaheri!” They know that they will see us again soon.
Additional Note: Now that Megan is gone, Emily is taking her place working with the same group of children this year.