After the failed activity weekend, I finally had some success when I went to my friend Erin`s island. She asked me to help her just start some youth programs and so I planned a self esteem day with the 4th through 6th graders. Let me just say, that all my years of kristi houk activities and camps have proven very worthwhile in panama, who knew! In between chubby bunny and watermelon seed spitting contests, I think they learned something about themselves and how unique they each are. Erin and I had a wonderful time catching up and supporting each other. Oh and the watermelon was a task. We have a patch which sells them outside of town and so i recruited a kid named boom to go get them with me. So you hike out about 30 min walk and then have to hike it back on your shoulders. Then since I wanted to use it for the seed contest, i took it on the bus with me AND in the motorboat out to the island...miracle it made it! But I laughed at myself who I am constantly astounded by what type of crazy things people bring on buses and here I am with a large watermelon on my lap!
The schools are back in session and we had our first panamanian ¨PTO¨ meeting the other day. Have you ever been to one where people are arguing about a copy that costs 20 cents? I almost couldn`t contain myself when I thought about it. But there was no room for laughing in the heat of the discussion!
My dog Pinkie keeps me in good company although he knows that when I leave it`s time to head over to his other family on the outskirts of town until I get back.