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CookiesSo today my student pitches up at class with his daughter – they had a crisis and there is nobody to look after her for the day.  Anika is very excited because it means that she has a friend for the day.

The challenge:  Anika speaks Afrikaans and Faith speaks Swazi.  I tried to intervene and translate, but it was obvious that I was in the way and spoiling their fun.

So during tea time I went to check on them and they were playing with clay in Anika’s playroom.  Very happy, smiling from ear to ear – each bubbling away in their own language.

When I asked them what they were doing (because it seemed as if they were both aiming at the same goal, same game plan) I got two replies:

Anika:  “We’re baking cookies for ouma ”

Faith:  “We’re making jewellery, we are princesses”

Hmmmm…. while they were clearly NOT on the same page they were definitely still both having a lot of fun, so I decided to smile and wave and leave them to it!

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Annél Strydom
Written by Annél Strydom
Normal wife, mom, friend - with a not-so-normal life ...and loving it!