Wednesday, June 17, 2009

la la la...fa fa fa

So today is the second day of PILAT (otherwise known as the language portion of my training here in Colorado) and well...all I can say is that my tongue is TIRED!

The day consisted of strange noises, pinching our noses, feeling our throats, covering our ears, sticking out our tongues, watching our mouths in mirrors, and all sorts of other strange sights...

I chuckled as I sat around one of the round tables tonight doing my homework....Try and imagine it with me...

Kristen is saying: pat pat pat pat, paid paid paid paid
Mary Sue is saying: bee beat bead bean
Tim is saying while covering his ears: Thames thy though thine thin
Beth is saying: rode rode rode rode, road road road road
And there are two others, myself included pinching our noses while saying: roam road pan pad ram rad

As the table of random noises continued on, we were busy writing down our observations, circling words, underlining letters and the works...

Occasionally you were hear a very strange and humorous sound above all the rest and everyone would burst out in hysterical laughter and then continue on with pinching their noses, covering their ears, sticking out their tongues, and watching their lips in mirrors.

It was quite a funny sight and one that I am sure will be occurring on a daily basis for at least the next 2 weeks.

I'm tempted to bring my camera to our next round table study group and record a few funny sights....Of course I may incriminate myself in the I may or may not follow through on the plan...but stay tuned because I have a feeling that this "la la la pa pa pa pa fa" game is far from over!


teri said...

Hi ma ~ this part of training sound much gentler to this mama's ears then the prior 2 weeks - and reminds me of the Lord as He sent out His people in Acts 1:8 "but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth". You had just told us the 7 countries that you are representing and look, now we are hearing those languages take shape!! This is so exciting to see God at work in all of you!! You are in my heart and prayers my dear as you continue in His calling. I love you, mom

Jen Unander said...

PLEASE record some of this!! Oh I laughed so hard just reading about it!! I miss you you you, ewe ewe ewe lol (I took a crack at it hehe)