We took The Littles and neighbor Charlotte to a night of cultural dancing. They chose what they wanted to wear and when you are four, nothing about a full Oromo ensemble seems tacky.
Before a meal is served, hands are washed.
Because this is how we eat
One large plate is shared and each person is supposed to eat with their right hand. Oops, I see a mistake with this in this photo.
Jon mentioned that the spinach would make the girls stronger than him. Notice what they are all eating.
Everyone flexing, to show their newfound strength.
But the greatest part of the night?
Oh wait, no it wasn’t a random tourist taking pictures of the girls like they were part of the show. ;) (Although, I guess the clothes made them look like that.)
But the best part was, before our eyes, beauty was being redefined for the girls.
Little J was taken with the “bouncy, puffy"-haired ladies.
***In regards to the questions about the braids; No, I did not do it, a friend did. Yes, it did take awhile. Yes, they love it and it is extensions which means that a bit past the shoulders is their actual length and then they have the joy of extensions.