This post is part of a three piece series, find the first part about my daughter's hair here and about me not driving here.
At seems as if lately, everywhere I am going, people only have three topics when talking to me... And they are all equally irritating.
1. My daughter's hair
2. Me not having a driver's license
It doesn't matter if these are people I know intimately or vaguely, if I see them often or not, these three topics seem to pop up in just about any conversation I am having! And it seriously pisses me off, because people's attitudes about any of them tend to be very narrow minded and the goal of each of these conversations always turns out that they want to make me (or my daughter) do something, because obviously they know best!
So, you are warned. If you start about one of these topics, I may very well blow one day!
As my daughter has passed 'school-age' here in Belgium, more and more people obviously notice she is not in school and start wondering "how we do things" when we're over in Africa. It is generally known that schooling is a problem in Sub-Saharan Africa and that we live in very remote parts of the world.
People's worries are spread over these topics
- are you going to be teaching her
- how is she ever going to learn anything
- what about social contact
- what about high school, university...