There are a lot of children in my life in Nicaragua. Here is most of the crew on Easter Sunday, 2011 (and a momma).
Two children live at False Bluff: a preschooler with her parents full-time; and a boy with his mom when school's not in session. And there are children who are part of the household where I rent my Bluefields apartment. I enjoy their company and we teach each other small things about life. Gift selection puts me in a quandary. Last trip I took each child a hat; and for the entire group there was a package of permanent fabric markers and a hat party at my apartment. The concentration each child gave to a hat's decoration rivaled the concentration given current budget discussions in Washington, D.C.
Overall, the kids got more pleasing results.