I haven’t written on here in quite sometime. Our daily routine of school life keeps the kids and I on a steady and reliable pace here in Tunis. Which is actually something very hard to attain. A steady pace. Maybe thats because my idea of a “steady pace” has changed drastically in the past ten years!
Heres what my ‘reliable’ day looks like…
Wake up at 5:45. Shower. Sometimes find cockroaches in the bathroom to greet me a friendly hello or maybe the hot water is not working or the shower head only will stay pointed at the wall. Whatever. At least I can shower.
Get lunches made, coffee, kids wake up, coffee, feed everyone breakfast, more coffee. I like this part of my day. I imagine it looks a lot like moms all over the world….yelling at the kids to hurry up and get in the car and stop fighting!
THE DREADED DRIVE TO SCHOOL. This is my most sanctifying time of day. The traffic is too much. How can I describe it to you? Think Jessamine County Demolition Derby with ten thousand of your closest Arab friends. The other day I actually rolled down my window and yelled at a man IN ARABIC. It was simultaneously one of my weakest (why am I yelling mean things at a man I don’t even know?) and finest moments (I yelled my feelings in arabic!). Anyways, lets just say, the traffic struggle is real, not only for me but other expats in this country too. If you think of us you can pray we show His love especially on the roads.
School Day 8am-4pm! During school I am mom AND kindergarten teacher. Last year, I loved this…to pass my kids in the hall, be nearby if they got injured, stop in and have lunch with them whenever I want! This year, Max is actually IN MY CLASS and lets just say we are struggling. Just pray for us both.
Demolition Derby Round Two as we drive home.
Dinner. Homework. Bed.
So, there you have it. A glimpse of our reliable routine, mixed in with some ways you can pray for me.