Today we had our day of orientation. We learned about slowing down to learn, where everyone was from, life with your maid (I know that sounds weird but that was actually the title for that session) and lastly we had our interviews.
All of our team mates had a designated time to go and have our individual interviews. The interviews were set for 15 minutes and everyone took about 10-12 minutes. As I got ready to interview, Lee made sure the kids were being watched and I was ready. I walked into my interview and as the man spoke Spanish to me I just stared in disbelief. I sat there and thought to myself "what in the world is he saying?" I understood one question and that was "where do I live?" I was able to answer with "San Jose, Costa Rica!" He looked at me with a pitiful grin and he just said (in English) "I hope you enjoy school, Gracias" and my whole 3 minute interview was done. Needless to say my first day of orientation was slightly bitter sweet.
I'm eager to learn so surely that's got to be worth something.
Lee's interview seemed to take an hour (not really) and they enjoyed a fruitful conversation about the differences of the Spanish language (all in Spanish by the way.) Even though I'm a little envious, I feel blessed to have him by my side during this journey.
Sofia loved her first day or "real" school and had a blast playing outside.
Maddox on the other hand cried most of the morning but we are praying that he starts to love his sweet Tico teachers. Oh and they are calling him "Maddox" now. If you don't understand you can read my last post. Until next time