Monday, June 25, 2007


I help out with Kindergarten. I see the Kinders, Monday through Friday for half of the day. I was quite surprised one evening, when I was eating dinner with Sandra’s family, one of the Kindergartners, to have discovered that she had lost a tooth. She had lost it that afternoon. And it was a prime tooth too—top, front, center, left.

All school students (boys and girls) must have shaved heads. Imagine my surprise, when the students that I had been working with for 15 days, came in and three of them were bald! And I was just figuring out who was who, and they had to go change their hair on me! =) The following day, two more students were without hair. My understanding is that someone will shave all of the children’s hair, going from cottage to cottage, one cottage per night, for eight days, until all children are clean shaved.

In Lugandan (a dialect used in Uganda) to say Goodnight, you say “Sula Bulungi” (prounounced sue luh boo loon gee). The children say this to me after supper and playtime. I am very slowly learning a few words of Lugandan, which is fun.

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