Eden: It’s almost always sunny and too hot. You’d want to be in a pool that’s cold all day. Sometimes on bumpy roads that aren’t paved, you’ll be driving really fast and then BUMP! You might get hurt. Then there’s those speed bumps too.
M: What things do you like the most here?
E: Chameleons, my friend, Shayla, well, all my friends, the gift shop, and birdwatching.
M: What do you miss the most?
E: My cousins and winter.
M: Anything else?
E: not really
M: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen so far?
E: A grown up almost falling off of a motorcycle laughing. And my dad singing Jingle Bells like a ventriloquist.
M: Are there any new foods here that you like?
E: Sukuma Wiki (kind of like collard greens), digestive biscuits
M: Any foods from back home that you miss?
E: The milk from home.
M: What would you like people back home to know about Kenya?
E: Kenya isn’t a kind of place that’s too hot. If you’re a kid, you can have a pet chameleon. If you’re a grown up, its really sunny and its healthy for your skin. There’s lot of cool birds. Its not a normal place at all.
M: Would you give it a thumbs up, or thumbs down overall?
E: Thumbs sideways
M: What do you think about what your dad is going to do at the hospital once we’re done with language school?
E: It’s pretty cool. He’s a ‘pediaction’ surgeon, so he’s a doctor for kids.
M: How do you like being homeschooled?
E: It’s pretty fun. In class, Grandma make me do games. And I really like doing ‘J’s.
M: How do you think Caleb likes it here?
E: As long as he’s not getting changed or feeling like he’s in a crisis, then he’s doing good.
M: What is his favorite thing here do you think?
E: At the grocery store there’s a big elephant statue he loves.
M: Does anything here make you nervous?
E: Safari ants
M: Does anything make you sad?
E: When friends move away (traveling back to the US, or changing stations)