Tawhid is a year older than Elias, and he has just started attending madrassa school in the mornings. He only has Friday off, so the only time we normally see him is in the afternoon. But their school had a few days of sports and races, so Tawhid did his little run each day and then came home, . . and played with Elias. Recently they have been riding Elias’ bike, pretending like one was the “walla”. So Elias would say, “I want to go to the living room. I’ll give you thirty taka.” (all in Bangla). It’s a fast way to learn his numbers!

Advertisements