The hotels in India have HUGE breakfast buffets that are usually included with the rooms. The children ate so much food that I was concerned that they might get sick, but they didn't! They love to eat dosa, dried fruit, nuts, and muffins. Ajay thinks the muffins are cake. These kids talk about cake ALL THE TIME! Sometimes they'll say cake and sing happy birthday! I can't wait to make a first cake with them! They just have no clue about their mommy and cake. It's gonna be great! Haha!
During breakfast, a woman from Canada approached us and inquired about our adoption. She said she's been working with street children and spent some time in Mother Theresa's orphanage. We chatted for awhile and I told her how Ajay had fallen down and touched the hostess's shoe yesterday. She said that was actually a sign of respect and that he hadn't meant anything rude by it. That was good to hear.
After breakfast, we loaded into a car and went to Agra in Uttar Pradesh to visit the TAJ MAHAL!!! We put the kids through a 12 hour day of driving and site-seeing and they did AWESOME!!! Such troopers! They slept most of the way to Agra and most of the way back (total of 6-7 hours in the car), so I know we wore them out. There is a new highway leading from Delhi to Agra, so the trip was smoother and quicker than it has been for others in the past.
When we were going back to the car, a street sweeper was about to accidentally sling dirt on us. The guide told him to stop for a minute so that we could get by. Ajay did a weird hand motion at the guy and said something. We were able to ask the guide if Ajay had been rude. He said absolutely not. Ajay has said, "Excuse me, Brother. Let us get by." That was good to hear.