Our week was full of some great time together! I wrote in the title lessons we've learned in Saudi as kind of an update to the one I posted shortly after we arrived in Saudi. Michael and I had a date night last night thanks to our awesome babysitter who came to watch the girls for us! As we drove Kohbar we reflected on some of the things we've learned since being here. But before I get to that I'll share some of our happenings from this week!
We took Macey's training wheels off to see if she could ride without them. We quickly learned that she just doesn't have enough core strength to keep it up. Got to give her credit for trying!
We got a package from Gammie this week! She sent a sheet of stickers! Caley decided her stickers needed to be all over herself! Great fun for her!
What caption would you put here?? Looks like Macey is walking away laughing because Caley can't climb the tree!
Macey quickly jumps up and say "Look sister it isn't that hard!" Caley pouting because she can't get in the tree! Oh, the fun they have together!!!
So to the lessons we've learned in Saudi!
Animal are hauled around in Toyota Trucks like this one. These are sheep but we have seen a camel in the back of one of these trucks!
When you got to go to the bathroom:
Women - Always go before prayer time.. And if you must, just use the potty with a whole in it instead of wasting your time waiting for a western toilet because you're going to wait awhile! Plus the one at the mall has toilet paper! Just pray you don't pee on yourself!
Men - Don't go after prayer especial if you have to go bad...coming from Michael, He says that there are stalls for them men to use, like in the women's bathroom. But the long urinal looking thing is not a place to use the bathroom. It's for the men to wash there feet after praying! He said while you are waiting the water is running constantly behind you where the men are washing their feet and your patiently waiting to use the restroom!
The best time to eat is to go to a restaurant 10-15 minutes before prayer time so that you can be served your food and eat it during prayer time instead of just waiting around for places to open!
We both vowed to NEVER complain about standing in a Walmart line again. Just try spending 30-40 minutes in line at IKEA after prayer time and they have 15 plus lanes open! It's craziness! About half way through you start to ask yourself, is it really worth getting this stuff and standing in these li!ne but you go ahead and stay because you've already committed half the time already!
Driving - I am SO GLAD I don't drive on these roads! It's literally like a race track with people dodging this way and that way on the highway! The line on the road are merely suggestions! Oh, and on top of that you have to watch for pedestrians because there will be people trying to cross the highway!Every lane is a turning lane! It doesn't matter if it says the left lane is the only turn lane because somebody in the center lane and possible the right lane will turn left in front of you! You must allow and hour time for traffic because you'll never know if you'll get caught in it!
If you must go into town, go in Saturday! It's less crowed in the stores and on the roads. Friday nights are CRAZY!!!
I think that is all for now! I'll leave you with the following picture!!! LOL
I love you honey!!!
Until next time be blessed!!