Friday, September 21, 2007

getting involved

Living in the neighborhood where I do is definitely forcing me to get outside of my comfort zone.  The culture is completely different than any I have known before and I am finding myself stretched as I interact with my neighbors.  Mostly I’m getting to know the kids through playing jump rope and other street games with them.  All the jump rope songs have changed since I was in elementary school so I’m learning lots of new ones.  My favorite asks what kind of hair the jumper has, and then the options are repeated until the jumper misses: “Long, short, medium, bald head.”  Whatever option is being said when a jump is missed is what kind of hair the jumper has.  You should see the little girls laugh when one of them gets “bald head.” 

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Posted by Emily MacLeod on 09/21 at 11:04 AM
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