It is Wednesday evening here. All three little ladies are in bed pretending to be asleep. I know they are exhausted. L has a difficult time going to sleep. She is handling the stress by crying. This prevents everyone else from taking a nap. Today, H took a nap nextdoor at one of the other adopting family's apartment.
Today we stayed at the guest house all day and played. A new family arrived last night making a total of 4 families and 8 kids. The kids play outside most of the day, that is the best place to catch a breeze. The employees here completed a swing for the children to play on. This was the highlight of the afternoon for most of them.
Today I did some laundry. That is definitely a chore here. I feel guilty about complaining to Chad about my laundry closet before we came. I now appreciate it more than ever. Believe it or not laundry here is more difficult than in Russia. In Russia we had a bathtub to wash our clothes in. Here we have some platic tubs no bigger around than a pizza and about 5 inches deep. You can only wash a few items at a time and with 3 little ones it is a big chore. They do have laundry lines running behind the guest for us hang up our clothes on. For anyone traveling to Africa soon it rains a bit each afternoon so don't leave your laundry out unless you want it to have an extra rinse cycle. The plastic tubs that I use for the laundry are multifunctional. They also serve as a bathtub, dish washing tub, and a small but loved swimming pool.