Right now my host siblings are yelling at each other at the top of their lungs and it’s kind of cute/funny:
– 2 year old host bro: “NO TE QUIERO MAAAAAAAS” (I don’t love you anymore!)
– 12 year old host sis: “TE QUIERO MUCHOOOOOO” (I love you a lot!)
– 2 year old host bro: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” (his favorite word as he is two)
Good things that happened this week:
- I walking back home from class yesterday and a lady that owns a “despensa” (small local store where you can buy food) that I always say “adios” (like “howdy” here) to says: “WAIT THERE THREE SECONDS.” So I do, and she runs into her house and comes back out with a HUGE bag of oranges fresh from her tree for me. Have I mentioned Paraguayans are some of the most generous people I’ve met? They want to share EVERYTHING they own. Even those who don’t have much themselves.
- My middle schoolers really enjoyed their first English classes. We dragged a blackboard by the bench in the playground and had class outside under some trees since it was a beautiful, sunny, fall day.
- My Vice Principal overheard one of my apoyo (tutoring) kids talking to his friends at recess: “If you REALLY want to learn well, go to apoyo with Profe Nicole because she teaches well and is patient and fun and now I understand.” Man, thanks kid. Best thing I’ve heard this week.
I realize that this really happy post right after that downer of a post earlier this week probably makes me sound like a crazy person. Maybe I am. But that’s life in the Peace Corps! Seriously. Highs and lows, highs and lows. So don’t be alarmed at my “low” posts. That usually means that in a couple hours or at least a couple of days, I’m going to be A-OK.
Tranquilopa, as they say here (it’s all good).