Family time

Today I’m working on getting back into the swing of things after the weekend. It was wonderful to be able to relax and get caught up on everything. Caroline and I spent a little bit of time with our family but we are finding that this “family time” is lacking and that they don’t ask us to do anything the way other host families seem to. I’m not sure if it’s because they tend not to go out and do anything or if maybe they’re exhausted after the week or even if it has something to do with the language barrier we have between us, but it would be really nice to go out with them every now and again or, at the very least, to feel like we are welcome to watch TV with them at night. By just coming and going from their apartment day after day and sharing maybe two meals in a whole week with them, it feels like we’re missing out. Maybe they’re waiting for Caroline and I to ask them to do something. We’ve talked about seeing if they’d like to go to the movie theater altogether or if our host mom would want to go to the public bath with us. It seems like it would be a really interesting experience and I think Laila would enjoy a girls’ night as she is the only woman in the house (besides Caroline and I of course.) I suppose we’ll see what happens!

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