I really enjoyed working with the kids yesterday at the center. I brought them some colored pencils and coloring books, and we used those for awhile. Then, I taught them a song I learned back in Spanish class in high school. It basically is a song about the colors. After that, they didn't want me to stop singing. Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Old MacDonald, Twinkle Twinkle....no wonder I have a sore throat (dolor de garganta). Check out the video in this post!
I gave Pedro, the center's organizer, some of the toothbrushes and dental floss that Tera (my sister-in-law) got from the Brodhagen dental office in Green Bay
I also showed the kids how to say "Wisconsin," which was pretty funny. It's really cool that I'm learning words in Spanish, and that I can teach them words in English. (see video). We also played outside for awhile, and I held Jose's little brother, Roje. He looked really tired, and maybe he needed a little comforting? If that's what I can provide, than I'm happy to do that.
In the morning, I took the bus to the mall with Ananth, Kate and Tommy. Before the mall was open, we stopped at a bakery/cafe called Spoon (thanks, Felice!). I had a cappuccino and a crocante de nuez, which tasted like a scone. I bought a couple things at the mall at a store that reminded me of a TJ Maxx, only it was more organized.
At lunch yesterday, I was the only volunteer at home, so Laura (13) and Marita (mom) sat at the table with me. Usually there isn't enough room for them to sit
I really like speaking with her, and all of them. I'm grateful I know even a little Spanish so I can do that.
At dinner, I cut up the mango and strawberries I brought on the street the other day. The mango was incredible! It tasted NOTHING like the mangoes I've bought at home. Marita and her son, Diego, were laughing at how I was cutting the mango. :)
Yesterday, I must admit, I threw toilet paper in the toilet a few times, on accident of course, instead of throwing it in the trash. That is a difficult habit to break! Ahhhh, the things we take for granted in the U.S. :)
Azul, Blanco, Rojo.......
Thursday, March 04, 2010
San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica