Monday, March 31, 2014

Another Milestone for Rebekah

As parents of a 5-year-old being raised in a culture where she is always an outsider, we try to be pretty laissez-faire about minor choices Rebekah chooses to make, as long as her decisions don't lead her toward physical harm.


So, at the beginning of our two-week, three-city/two-country trip during the middle of March, we were just walking through the malls of Delhi, looking for food from a restaurant we don't have in our sleepy little town, and James nonchalantly asked if Rebekah was ready...

To pierce her ears. 


We thought Rebekah would certainly say "No," as she had done in September back in the USA,


But she has a newfound "go-with-the-flow attitude" about many things these days,


So she literally just shrugged her shoulders and said "Why not?"

Some tight hand-holding was Rebekah's only reaction,


And the workers gathered in amazement and cringed more than she did.


Kristie shed more tears than Rebekah,

Who--much to our pleasure as her parents--
Is more curious about new things than scared of them.


And Kristie and Rebekah rewarded themselves with some Krispy Kreme donuts in the mall! 


Pierced ears... Krispy Kreme... Malls...

South Asia has it all!

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