We have so much to be thankful for about the community we have returned to here in Moshi. Within walking distance
from our home, I can stroll with the boys to a small grocery store (It has 4 aisles and I swear almost 2 of them are
taken up by really bad cereal knock-offs.), the international school and its wonderful playground, and Townes's
preschool. Mama Josephine is from Kenya and she opened this preschool in the fall. It is a delightful place for 2 1/2 to 4
year olds with an emphasis on play. Townes has been going 2 mornings a week and returning one afternoon for football club
and another for his Swahili lesson.
I've been impressed with the things that Townes has come home talking about and it is obvious that he enjoys his school and
classmates. For the next 6-8 weeks, Gus and I will have the chance to see a lot more of what goes on there. Mama Josephine is
traveling out of TZ to attend to some unexpected family situations and she has asked me to come in a few times a week to teach
so that other mothers will feel more at ease with her absence. Frankly, her helpers are completely capable of teaching but I've
agreed just to help maintain the positive atmosphere that she has built up.
This week's focus- oceans and the letter 'Z' which is being pronounced the British way, 'Zed' As if my dad's eyes hadn't already
rolled when he read football instead of soccer! Gus seems pretty content to go anywhere: