We did not allocate much luggage space to bringing toys, thinking "kids make their own toys". This theory has been tested and proven correct. Here is some third- world fun the kids have been having. . .
splashing in a wash basin
climbing a tree
stick, sticks, and mores sticks
motorcycles (not in motion)
very primitive bicycles
The kids are doing really well and seem adjusted and happy. It really helps that they are both extroverts and love being around people. Someone asked Josiah where he was from and he said "Africa!" Clearly he is a confused third- culture kid, but for now he seems more interested in finding a new stick than worrying about his identity. Annette loves to wave and say "hi" and "bye" to everyone. The Filipinos love to say "she is just like a doll" (pronounced "dole")