Saturday, February 20, 2010

Life Lessons

Life is full of challenges and lessons whether you live in the States or anywhere else in the world. And our little girl is starting to learn these lessons!! Watching her learn can be both fun and hard. We went to a park area last weekend with some friends and our little extravert was off playing with the national kids while the rest of us ate lunch. Being a parent, watching your child interact with other children is really fun to do... especially when you live in another culture! Knowing they are speaking only Arabic to her, knowing their "rules" could be different than how we've taught her, and what do they think of her, the foreign kid??!! Well, being a little ways off and only watching and trying to snap pictures, these were the life lessons we think she learned that day at the park.

Learning the Waiting Game

Learning to take turns: apparently she says, "No thanks"...

Learning to Run with the Bigger Dogs, or at least try to...

Learning the grab and run technique. (When they won't give you what they want... you grab and run!)