Living in Africa is different…especially as a child. Our children have seen and been a part of so many things we would have never dreamed of. In fact, we have thought of a few things we’ve said to our kids that we never heard our parents say.
Yes, you may use your fork at this meal.
There is no silverware; you must use your hands to eat.
This morning, we are speaking only in French.
Make sure everything is plugged in and charged today, because I don’t know if we’ll have electricity tomorrow.
There’s no water right now. Just wash your hands in the bucket.
Stop playing with your mosquito net.
I see a mosquito; hurry, go grab the mosquito zapper.
Stop staring at the kids bathing on the side of the road.
Who wants to help burn the trash?
I know you want "African feet," but I want you to put your shoes on.