Here is your weekly dose of the crazy things these kids say!
I have been keeping a garden, and it has tons of greens in it. I picked some on Sunday for lunch and Kansiime cooked them for us.
Me: The greens were really good today. Thanks for cooking them.
Kansiime: You're welcome.
Me: Were they good because I dug them well or because you cooked them well?
Kansiime: All of it.
More on the story of greens. In Uganda, anytime you farm or grow plants they refer to it as digging. I was serving lunch on Sunday. I was still at the back of the house serving food when I heard Paul shout from the front of the house, "Thank you for digging!" Clearly, he loved the greens too.
We were at a fancy mall on the other side of town picking up the strawberry plants. I took 3 of the boys with me and the mall was having all sorts of promotions because of Christmas. There was a life size Santa Clause doll, dressed in a red sequin suit, that danced.
Me: You see that thing?
David: Yeah, it is Father Christmas.
Me: Yep, we call him Santa Clause.
David: Why doesn't Father Christmas bring us a bunch of gifts?
There is a song in Uganda and it is about a guy that wants to buy his girlfriend shoes until he realises what size shoe she wears. When she tells him a really big size, he says she has gorilla feet. Not the nicest song, but it is still pretty funny. Richard and I joke about who has gorilla feet now. Our opposite of gorilla feet are cat feet.
We are sitting in the slums waiting for the women to arrive and a church lady gives her baby to Richard to hold.
Richard: Playing with the baby, "Who has the gorilla feet now? Him?"
More on gorilla parts, after my things were stolen my hand was really swollen and I couldn't move it.
Me: Ah, now I have a gorilla hand. Look how big it is! It is just like a gorilla's.
Richard and Jimmy just stare at me, not laughing.
Me: Why aren't you laughing? That was funny.
Jimmy: Maybe to you.
Wishing you a happy new year!