A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
I don't know how they do it, but my kids are hilarious...pretty much all the time.
Today, I took Claire out on a mommy-daughter date. We do this fairly often. It's a good thing. The kid is funny, though. I've never met anyone who likes to shop as much as she does. I suppose that's not really saying much, though, as I don't really like to shop. Anyway, we were at the mall, and we walked into a toy store because there were Barbies on display. Anyone who knows Claire knows that she is a Barbie fanatic. She was reverently looking at them and asking the cashier/worker guys how much each one was (another thing Claire does--she'll ask you how much EVERYTHING you own cost you...) and she would sigh every time because she only had 10JD saved up and most of the Barbies were 20JD or more. The guy finally said that he had some 'smaller' ones in the back. He brought back a simple Barbie in a box and Claire was so excited. She asked how much it was, and he told her it was 12JD. Her little face fell. She held the Barbie in the box and just stared at it. This girl can bring tears on cue, so I was a little concerned that she was going to start into a crying fit right then and there... Instead, she looked up at the guy and said, "I only have 10JD. I'm 2JD short. I can't get it." She handed the box back to him. The guy ran over to the cashier at the counter and talked to him in Arabic, then came over to Claire and said, "For you, 10JD today only!" She beamed at him and giggled as she paid for her new Barbie doll. What a silly head. So, today we learned that you can even do some haggling in the mall here in Jordan. Especially if you're a little blond girl with big blue eyes... :D
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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