Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Dolly for Eliazar from Katie

Katie is a return dolly sponsor and this time she chose a boy. Thanks, Katie, for your love of these children.

He and his maama perched themselves at the opening of this church building that would be the doorway with their backs to the three workshops taking place. Apparently Eliazar didn’t find the teaching subject interesting enough. Rather his attention was on the white lid for some aerosol product. This lid, when pounded on the rough cement floor, made quite a clatter and that was far more interesting to this little one.

I joined his maama for a short chat and then jumped to the ground and stepped in front of the small boy. He didn’t scream. We were off to a good start. Presenting him with the doll, he was momentarily interested in this fluffy thing but quickly turned his attention to the camera in my hand. His maama pointed out that he thought the camera was a phone and wanted to talk on the phone. Silly boy. Eliazar’s non-noise-making dolly was interesting for a while until he rediscovered the white aerosol lid anew.