A true tale from my house.
The girls huddled around the glossy world map, it’s edges curled. Milly pressed her face in close.
I could see them studying and hear them chattering in Swahili. I thought it was wonderful that they were educating themselves. They were actually looking at the map! I felt proud and left them alone to DISCOVER and learn.
As I sat at my desk, Andrew strolled in with a cheeky grin. “Hey, Mom, the girls are all looking for a SCHOOL in North America!” he chuckled.
I looked up from my laptop in disbelief. “ Seriously? A SCHOOL?” I couldn’t help but laugh.
Then Mildred, our 15 year old ‘orphan-no-more,’ walked into my room. She noticed I was using my computer so she asked me, “Can you look up Harry Potter’s school on your computer?”
“Yes. That’s the one.” Milly replied with confidence.
<Insert record scratch sound effect here>
Yes, this actually happened this weekend at my house. My Kenyan children were trying to find a fictional school of magic and wizardry on a WALL MAP. Not only that, they were looking in North America for a fictional school set in England, AND they didn’t notice that there were no other schools listed anywhere on the map.
Does this tell you anything about my Kenyan children?
I love them.