“What’s it like, raising kids in Africa?” is naturally one of the questions we get asked quite often. Sadly, because we live in a town I can’t report anything truly interesting.
I feel like I am going to disappoint you, but I have to admit that there are no lions lurking outside our gate. We have no need for elephant-proof fences, and none of the “native” neighbors want to eat us for dinner.
It’s a real drag. 😉
In many ways, raising kids in Africa is no different than raising them in the USA, France, the North Pole, or anywhere else.
I am a mom - I cook, teach my kids, clean up spilled milk, and kiss boo-boo’s with the rest of you. I make a mean cheesecake and burn eggs on a regular basis. (I know- some things just defy reason.) I fall asleep planning the next day out and wake up ready to attack piles of laundry, home work, and whatever scary creatures get dragged in from the garden. I also lost my mind some time ago.
Just ask my kids, they’ll tell you.
ITMI partner, Ashley Keller lives a missionary-life in Kabwe, Zambia with her husband Timothy and their three hyper-active children. She enjoys adventure, playing with her kids (especially when that can double with adventure), pretending she’s a kitchen scientist, and finding natural, simple ways of living. Ashley blogs about her experiences and ministry at www.KellersC23.com/blog.