Flowers and Butterflies
Trip Start May 21, 2007
127Trip End Sep 19, 2010
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Today it was back to school, with more rehearsals for the Preschoolers, including a revised version of the "Peanut Song". It seems the lyrics and verses change every time it is sung! As well as Preschool, the Parents had a meeting in the morning. We have no idea what it was about but found them all in our living room being spoken to be Milani!
At lunchtime we were asked to take an English lesson. We had planned to continue our theme of naming parts of the body, however 5 minutes in, Milani approached us and asked if we wanted to practice dancing with the class for the October concert. We couldn't turn this down, so gladly accepted her offer, which we’re sure she regretted! The first dance went well, with Anna and Caroline perfecting the hip swinging, but the second dance was a very different story. At one point, we had no idea what was going on, only to learn that in pairs, 1 person was to be a flower and the other to be a butterfly flapping around their partner. For some reason this tickled us so much so that we had tears down our faces and couldn’t contain ourselves! We did however continue “dancing” in between fits of giggles and bemused Sri Lankan looks. Needless to say we will never be asked to perform this song again!
We finished the evening off with delicious watalapan, a traditional Sri Lanka dessert with is basically eggs, sugar and butter but tastes absolutely amazing!