In Addis Ababa, the Meskel bonfires are lit the night of Meskel. Last year we went to a huge neighborhood party.
However, in the countryside, the bonfires were lit in the early morning and Jon took the girls out to enjoy. Our guards had built a bonfire for our family.
Being the great daddy that he is, Jon woke the girls up and had a daddy-daughter-date while I slept. It was glorious.
When they came back in a few hours later, Jon casually mentioned, "A ran into J and made a hole in her coat.” In jest, I responded, “What was she running with, a knife?” Jon answered, “No, it was a burning torch."
And this is why the girls have more fun with daddy.
It also reminded me of the time that Jon took pictures while Little A took a bite out of earthworm.
Do you see any potential problems with this picture? If yes, you are probably a mama.
And after seeing these pictures, I did do a little stop-drop-and-roll training.
After the fire, they did one of The Littles’ favorite things, hiking. Between the sun coming up and the Meskel smoke filling the area, it was amazing.
The far off mountain has been nicknamed, “flat top”. It was volcanic.
The Littles asked Jon, “What do people in the USA do on Meskel?” Jon said, “Nothing, it’s just a normal day.” They both got huge smiles and Little J said, “It is a good thing we live in Ethiopia."