Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Josiah asks

HI Isaac, 
My name is Josiah. I live in Minnesota and I am 8 years old. I love to ride bikes and play at the beach in the summer.

My mom has been to Haiti 4 times and and my dad has been 2 times. Whenever they get home I love looking at their pictures and watching the videos. I can't wait to come visit Haiti someday.

I noticed in many of the pictures taken in Cite Soleil that the boys are naked and the girls are too except that they wear underwear.

My mom also follows your mom's blog and noticed that your little sisters also sometimes are naked except for underwear in some of her pictures.

I think it is because it is so hot in Haiti but my mom thinks their must be a different reason that being naked in front of other people is acceptable for children in Haiti. Do you know?

Thank you,

About the naked kids ... In Port au Prince you don't see many naked kids as much as you do in Cite Soleil and other more rural places. When parents are going to meetings or appointments they will dress their kids up. They have less so they will save the clothes for church and other things. Sometimes the parents are washing the kids' clothes.

Phoebe and Lydia get super hot every day that's why they love just wearing their undies at home, especially Lydia. When somebody is knocking on our gate and comes in she quickly and so rapidly runs upstairs to get her clothes on.

This might sound weird but when I lived in LaDigue for 2 1/2 years I saw like 10 naked kids a day. LaDigue is a rural place in Haiti and naked kids are common in rural places. Thanks for asking.


  1. I love your blog but my eyes are old and I can't read your writing. Would you mind typing your answers so I can enjoy them too? Thank you and keep up the good job you're doing.

  2. sure thing. mom is gonna help me with this entry right now!


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