You wake up at about 7:00 in the morning and take a shower as fast as you can, trying not to use too much hot water. When you finally get going you walk about 3 minutes to the office where you are greeted by food and smiles. Once you finish your eggs you are rushed out the door by Sunil our driver and driven through rather frightening traffic. When you get to the placement you walk through the slums waiting for Alecia who has to kiss the cheek of every little child that we pass, and the crazy part is she is one of the few who hasn’t gotten sick. Upon arrival we are greeted by the 2nd and 3rd graders who are usually doing math. After saying hi to everyone I go and sit with the 3 to 4 year olds, who are more then happy to see me. I think this is as close to being a popular kid as a homeschooler can get. Now I try not to pick favorites but some of them definitely like me more than others and look at this cutie’s face.
And little suit guy has too much swag to ignore
Then at the little kids’ lunch break we all leave to go see the sights and grab some lunch, but the problem is that I never feel like I have enough time with the kids. After we see the sights, we usually have 1 to 1 1/2 hours before dinner to just rest up and hang out. Once dinner rolls around everyone is starving. We go and have some great Indian food. Once dinner is over we go back and either sleep or get on Facebook. Then once everyone is almost falling asleep in their seats, we all go to bed.
And that is the daily life of a Cross Cultural Solutions volunteer.