Thursday, July 11, 2013

Things Our Parents Never Said to Us

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.


  1. All time favorite...I know you want "African feet," but I want you to put your shoes on. Lots of love and prayers! Beth

  2. Oh my goodness! Too funny! I can't wait to see what I am going to say when we get there. Miss you guys so much!