Saturday, November 13, 2010
Excerpts from the Book
First, thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered a book. So far we have sold 10 copies. Here is an excerpt from the book to give you a feel of what the book is like. I hope you enjoy.
"What is it with kids running around naked? I no longer understand, because I’m not a kid, and I no longer run around naked. I got invited to take a walk with some children from the foster home one day and was thrilled to go. I love the kids, and they are always fun to be with. When we returned an hour later, we ate snacks, played on the jungle gym, and proceeded inside. That’s where things got naked … I mean crazy.
From the playroom, the children went outside through a sliding door to a small play area, which was soaked due to rain the night before. I was left in the room with five boys, who of course wanted to go outside. I said no close to one hundred times. (I technically said no in Chinese. Trust me they understand Chinese.) But trying to man the doors and the children became impossible, and the boys found a way to escape.
I went looking for help, but the nannies, who don’t speak English, just laughed and told me to go back. They found this very amusing. I went outside to find the boys rolling around in puddles. They threw water, wrestled, and kicked water toward me. However, because of what I knew would happen next, I didn’t allow myself to get wet.
The nannies came outside and helped the boys put on dry clothes. I didn’t play because I knew they had nothing in my size, and I’m a little shy about other people changing me in public. So there before me stood five little boys—naked, wet, and loving it."