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A few months ago a friend and I went on an adventure to the biggest market area (in the Middle East? I wonder!) because I wanted curtain fabric!
There were endless options to choose from, but I knew exactly what I wanted. And found it! (Final fabric choice not pictured).
When we were done shopping we found a busy street and requested an Uber. We travel by Uber a lot here… it’s easy and affordable and takes away a lot of the stress of parking and sitting in traffic when we know we’re going to busy areas.
Soooo I ordered the Uber. And we waited. And waited. And waited.
The map that showed the car’s location and proximity to me didn’t seem to be working properly because it didn’t take long for the car to have reached the Mediterranean Sea. Although amazingly… it said he should be arriving in a mere 7 minutes… incredible!
They we started fearing for the survival of the car. Or was it an Uber boat?!
He didn’t stop there. Turkey! Still 7 minutes.
Onto Central Asia? And down to only 6 minutes… that’s progress! Oh my…
Eventually it seemed he made it to Siberia. I think. Is that where Siberia is?
So we cancelled the trip and jumped in a taxi instead.You know, we didn’t want to rush the driver away from his holiday in Siberia and all.
Recently I blogged about how inspired I’ve been by my kids flexibility and willingness to adjust to their new school and life in general in a new country.
And then a few days later H gave me another great example without even knowing it.
We were having a touristy day with my parents and I let the kids pick a bag of chips part way through for a snack.
The choices here are not what we are accustomed to. Some of the choices were Kebab, Garlic and Cheese and the one my boy chose… A hot dog being roasted over a fire.
Wouldn’t have been my first choice, but okay then!
He went about happily munching his chips. Later I asked him
“How are those hot dog chips, H?”
and he replied:
“I’m trying to get used to them, even though they make my eyes water.”
This kid does not have a history of liking spicy things. At. All.
So, ummmm, they are so spicy that they are making his eyes water and he’s eating them still? Because he wants to LEARN TO LIKE THEM?
For real. What nine year old says that?
He’s amazing. And I’m inspired. Again.
15 January 2017
As I type, I am listening to my boy H video chat with his cousin D in the States. They are running through everything they can think of that they got for Christmas a few weeks ago. It’s super cute and makes my heart very glad.
In the midst of all the Lego this and Star-War that, I overheard this…
H: I got Epoxy.
H: Epoxy. It’s a kind of glue that smells like dead fish.
H: A KIND OF GLUE THAT SMELLS LIKE DEAD FISH!!!
That really just tickled me. Love those boys, their convo, and their sometimes odd Christmas gifts…