So many people have asked how our kids are doing and how they like it here, so we figured we would let Eden answer those questions herself. (Keep in mind, she is six.)
Me: How would you describe it here?
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)
(This is what happens once we realizes I've got the camera out.)
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa