Saturday, December 7, 2013

Furlough Frenzy

We are counting the days until Christmas for more than one reason this year.  We are leaving for furlough late in the evening on Christmas Day.  Several factors weighed in on that decision; one of them was that the tickets were $200 per person cheaper on that day.  So, we will celebrate Christmas a little late once we get to Texas.  We will have a little something for the kids to open before the long flights though.

While the children finish up their school semester, I am in “furlough frenzy” mode.  Decisions, decisions – what to pack away, what to leave out, what to give away, what to take back with us, etc.

We have been talking to our children about furlough and things that are different in America.  Somehow we got on the topic of refrigerators that have an ice maker built into them.  Danny was having a hard time wrapping his head around that one.  He wanted to know how it worked, but he was excited about an endless supply of ice!  He is always disappointed when our ice bin is empty.

Our daughter was talking about the color of a certain cup.  She said, “My teacher calls that color ‘lemon green.’” I told her that in America, it is called lime green.  Here in West Africa, all of the citrus fruits are green, whether it is a lemon, a lime, or an orange. Bonnie had a hard time believing that the lemons in America are yellow.

The boys both remember things about America, but Bonnie was two when we left and does not remember much about it.  It will be fun to experience things through her eyes!

Until next week, keep your sunny side up!

1 comment:

Joyful said...

I hope you have some time to relax and enjoy some Christmas before Christmas with your children. God bless and have a wonderful and safe furlough.