Usually my parents write the blog posts, but I figured they are probably running out of ideas. So I am here to pretty much make one up. The average day in the life of a kid in the Caire family is like this.
Looking good in shades!
6AM: Wake up to pretty mountains, put your robe on and head downstairs. Pan comun toast is for breakfast.
7AM: Dad helps David get dressed because he has a cast on his arm.
7:30AM: We start heading down the mountain for school. Annie gets nervous. Sarah tells her Dad for the last time that she does not want to go to school.
8AM: Arrive at school. There is the Formacion where you have to stand straight, then loose, and then straight again. Firmas, descansio, atencion! The teacher gives a lecture to the kids, and then they head to their classroom, praying to Mary. Other kids pray to Mary, not us. The teacher comes in and we mostly do boring schoolwork until recess.
9:30AM: Recess. The teacher inspects our lunch, and then we eat it. Most of the kids do not even bring their lunch. Now Peter and I will play games while the other kids finish work that is required for Peruvians. Then we only have American bills, and we find a new shop that will accept them, and buy three cheap packs of cookies and a Coca-Cola.
10AM: The other kids get out to recess and we play soccer.
11AM: Some of the kids beg the teacher to watch a movie. No more work for today! The teacher will agree one hour later, but in the meantime we have sort of like a gym class or PE.
12PM: We watch a cheesy, bad quality movie for about an hour. Usually I end up drawing, because some of the kids will get really close together and kind of smush each other. Last time I got squished by somebody with a tank top. He had a booger type thing on his arm.
1PM: We get out of school and start walking home, but then we see El Loco. El Loco is a 60 year old man with schizophrenia. So we have to be very careful when we walk by him, which delays our time a little bit. We get to the hospital, and Mom and Dad walk with us the rest of the way home.
1:45PM: Home sweet home! We eat a snack since we had lunch pretty early, and start playing with Inca. Inca is our dog. Inca is a very calm dog, and he barely ever barks. I have only heard him bark once. After awhile Peter decides to go up and play a computer game.
3PM: Our Peruvian friends who live on the other side of town knock on our door. They usually come in pretty big groups. This time there are a few kids I do not know, and so Jorge and Carlos, the ones who always come, introduce me to them. Then we end up playing tag, soccer, or Incans verus Spaniards. And one day we even buried treasure, and we are still working on the booby traps.
4PM: Usually they leave at about this time, and Jorge, Carlos, and Italo stay longer. Usually the girls might join in at about this point.
5PM: Mom needs to prepare dinner and asks them to leave.
5:45PM: After the kids play Minecraft a little while, Dad comes home.
6PM: Dinner is ready pretty much 15 minutes after Dad comes home.
7PM: Inca starts to sleep, so there is not much to do, so all the kids go up to read. Of course they were forced to.
7:30PM: We start getting ready for bed, but I don’t think we usually end up going to bed at 8PM. I think I am just ending this a little bit earlier than normal. Mom reads Beezus and Ramona to the girls. I am reading Jack London’s “Tales of the North”. Peter is reading “Harry Potter”.
8PM: My nice down comforter and bed is waiting for me. I crawl into it, and go to bed. Zzzz.