Quick - this line is from what song? no - I won't tell you - 10 points to the first person who writes me back and has it right! I don't know why that popped in my head. As I said before - don't plan anything in Belize especially if you are working at Holy Cross school. I feel like this - I am after whatever the other life brings - I better be because every day here feels like another life.
I got to school this morning after my very long walk down the beach and found that I was in charge of channeling the children through the dentist who is volunteering this week. There is a team their to offer dental services and another team of 10 folks from Danville, California. Both groups did a lot of work today! The group from Danville has four professors (biology, chemistry, physics and chemistry) among others with lots of talents! Everyone is tring to get our new library organized. Carol (from Penguinos) is going to volunteer to be the librarian for awhile. Anyway, all that thinking ahead from last night - forget it.
I did check on the children from last week in between getting children for the dentist. All is well with most of them. Remember the one who needed shoes? We had some new shoes brought in by the new group. We found a pair to fit him. He came in the office and tried them on and said he liked them. He left with them on...a little while later I was in his classroom and he had his old shoes on. I leaned down and whispered "why do you not have your new shoes on? do you not like them?" He looked down and whispered back "I want to wear them new in the morning. I love my new shoes." I told him that was a good idea. He looked so happy. He also told me he got beat this weekend. I didn't find any marks though. He is so little.
Another little boy that I am worried about did not come to school again today. If I can tear away tomorrow, I have to find him. Another little girl's mom has left for the states and she is always pulling the silent defiance bit on the teacher. Of course she said that she does not miss her mom - as her eyes were welling up with tears - but she did not let the tears fall and got it together very quickly - not thinking I could tell anything was wrong. One little boy (5 years) is having problems falling down and also has problems learning. I asked him to walk across the room to me and when he got there he just fell into hugging me - reward for me! I could go on but won't. I am tired and need to be at the school at 8:00 a.m. love y'all,
and whoops I forgot to make you jealous - I ate fish at the Reef tonight! guess they know me now for sure - I walked in and they had my coconut rum and pine ready for me by the time I reached the table. You won't believe me but that is my second rum drink since I have been here -both at the Reef - When I got here and the guys at the reef found out that i would be here for five months - they bought a big bottle of cococut rum! I better get there more often, eh?