Maggie and Levi are becoming experts on the public transportation/bus systems. I don't think I rode a bus until I was an adult but these kids are figuring out bus routes and tranfers to travel all over Jerusalem. They can tell you where and when a bus picks up, where to transfer lines, and learning how to wait! Remember, we don't have a car, so most of our traveling wherever we go, consists of buses, trains, taxis', Dolmus (Turkish mini-buses) or just plain walking. Emma (10) is now requesting her own bus card so she can keep one in her wallet.
The other day we were riding the bus home and Zoe (4) went straight to the back. She likes to sit back there because the seats are higher and she can see out the window. Lily (6) sat quietly next to her. I had to stand up by the stroller with Miles. Only five minutes into the bus ride, Zoe had the whole back 2 rows of teenagers and adults intently listening to her. She was telling them all about herself and our family. She had explained that we lived on a boat and then went into all her favorite movies. She then began to quote funny lines from each one. I was laughing and I was nervous at the same time! Sometimes you never know what she might say. I could hear people laughing at her from where I was standing. Guess what........we were the last stop..........It was a long ride home. ;)