Jonah was doing his math the other day and noticed something we all found amusing:

The front of the book, as viewed in profile, is obviously “paged through” and used, but is fairly clean. The bottom portion of the book is clearly unused. An in the middle? A very noticeable brown line. Those are the lessons he’s done since moving to Africa. Conclusion? Africa is dirtier than America! Other clues? My feet, which don’t get perfectly clean (especially on those stubborn callouses!), even with much strenuous scrubbing. And of course, the laundry–most especially the boys’ pants, all of which typically result in completely brown rinsing water when the day’s wash is done. (In case you missed it, see the related post, Clean is Relative.)

3 thoughts on “Dirty…

  1. I love Rod and Staff–we’re using their math and spelling.

    My boys would love Africa (probably the girls, too!)—they would then have a legitimate excuse to be dirty 🙂

    Thanks for your updates. They are encouraging and fun to read. Also a great reminder to pray for you and your family.

    1. I wondered if anyone would notice that we were using R & S. 🙂 Yes, the kids LOVE the fact that they can get dirty at will here. Appreciate your thoughts and prayers for our family! God bless.

  2. That is a great observation! Such a great skill for a child to have and develop, as it comes in so useful in interpreting all things of God!

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