I saw a mother and father with two little girls at the playground and thought it would be fun for the girls to find the hearts in the trees. I tried to explain this to the mother but she didn't speak English and I don't speak Arabic so I couldn't get the message across. They were gone by the time I got back around the walking path and are probably wondering who the crazy woman was. I think she thought I was trying to sell her something because she asked for my phone number.
Fortunately, a nanny came along with a little boy and girl who did speak English so she played along.
And the hearts were found by a delighted Khadija and Mohammed.
Rock painting is something I've wanted to do with the kids at The Secret Garden for a while. And since I was in charge of arts and crafts this past Saturday, that's exactly what we did.
Give kids markers, brushes and paints and they are happy campers.
Their creativity was amazing to see.
We had a bigger turnout than I expected so the nearly 30 rocks I bought weren't even enough. Some of the kids that came a little late were searching for any type of stone or concrete block around the garden that they could paint.
Two hours went by so visit. While some of the kids took their rocks home, some left them behind for the garden, so the next morning I went back to place them around the vegetable patch.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.