Just wanted to introduce you to a few of the kids in my classroom:
Guess what? I have a son (no raised eyebrows, please!):) No, that's actually just what some people like to call him, but he walked his way right into my heart! He adopted me and I couldn't help but adopt him! He's the light of my life here! Without question he's one of the sweetest little kids on the planet and, yes, I am admittedly probably prejudiced, but others agree with me too!
Papiya's got to be one of the cutest little kids in my class!
This little guy, DuLwehSay, is only four or so. He's got the cutest grin and some of the most ragged clothes. Whether you're trying to punish him or grinning back at him, he is forever smiling.
Moonapi's a little girl after my own heart! She has a pretty rough story, but I'm not sure about all of it yet. I love her laugh! I honestly thought she was a boy at first. In fact, it's very hard to tell with some of the kids. Probably about four or so cute little "boys" ended being girls.:) Moonapi recently had a severe case of malaria and had to have a blood transfusion.
Pockataw's very special to me! I think he's got the most little boy in him that I've ever seen in a little boy.:)
And then there's GiGiThay and her little sister MuQueeLa. They were recently given to the school. They had been living with their grandmother who is a drug dealer. I don't think I've ever met a big sister with a more cheerful or devoted spirit to her younger sibling. MuQueeLa is three, but I was surprised when I learned that. I would have guessed her to be much much younger. We think she was probably a little behind with her development due to a lack of stimulation, but daily she seems to act more and more like a three year old. She's really becoming a little chatterbox!
Pathaclaw's my little knight in shining armour!:)
This is the yougest kid that's been coming to school recently. I'm told he's two-years-old.
I think this one's Pa Day Day (still gotta finish learning all 40+ names!)
Eh Ta Coo is a very sweet little boy that happens to be the chief mischief of the classroom. When the millitary leader found him he was being kept in a cage. I've been trying to somehow get through to him. I was absolutely floored the other day when it looked like he smiled and waved at me from a distance. It's my goal to someday see him without that sad look in his eyes.