Gladys was sick today giving me my first real test with the niños. Yesterday was a little crazy—one of our students, Rolando, arrived in the transporte (bus) kicking, crying, flailing and screaming, and that pretty much set the tone for the day—so I was a little nervous going into it. People always say that God only gives you what you can handle, and I couldn’t agree more. Only 12 of our 25 or so students showed up this morning (only 3 boys)!
Although some of the kids tested my patience by constantly being out of their seat, the day went great! Hermana Graciela popped in and out and one of the moms helped out a little, too. I lead the prayers by myself (finally know all of the words!) and even described our activities and work for the day. As a special treat, we listened to the story of Red Riding Hood, and Hermana Graciela brought in a wolf hat. The kids LOVED it, and thought it was so funny when I was the wolf. The best part by far though was when Hermana Graciela wore it, and the kids were running and screaming around the room. Test 1=pass!