I was up by seven thirty to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and rice with beans before venturing to La Concha for our last time. I was under the impression that we would spend the day playing with some of the local children and speaking with a few of the families we treated earlier in the week. Within minutes, the entire clinic was filled with the chatter and laughter of 45 2nd-4th graders from the community.
We spent the morning playing a variety of games with the kids, including their version of pin the tail on the donkey (pin the nose on the clown). We proceed to teach them the rules of tag and musical chairs and set up several games in front of the clinic. I loved each and every minute of the day! Their excitement and energy were contagious. Understanding their Spanish at times was difficult because of their rapid speech. Towards the end of the morning, we brought out a pinata for all the kids to enjoy and sent them home with a soda and a small toy (ranging from stickers to coloring books). They were all so grateful and gave us many hugs before leaving. They left me with a smiling heart.
We headed into Managua for dinner and a movie. We saw "Que paso Ayer? Dos" (The Hangover Part Two) for only $2.75. It was a different experience seeing the wealthier parts of this area. Standing in line at the movie theater, you would never know that communities like La Concha were just 30 minutes away. Tomorrow we are going to the next community we will be serving, San Juan de Oriente. I've enjoyed a few days "break" but am very much looking forward to being back in a clinical setting!