animal match game

So, we LOVED seeing our fellow Cambodia-teamers at church Sunday morning just a few hours after they got home. After the service, Gabe and Doug and I (July teamers) were chatting with Sean and Spencer (June teamers) about their trip. Sean, a broad & tall guy, told Gabe, a broad & tall guy, to “watch out, because they called me elephant. They’ll probably call you that too.”

Turns out the kids at the orphanage gave quite a few of the guys (maybe the gals too?) animal names. Matt was “baboon.” Shay was “chicken.” I asked Spencer what they called him. “Pig,” he said with a smirk.

Sean said they tried to “get the kids back” by calling them animals too, but they didn’t know what half of the animals were.

I’m a little nervous to be christened as an animal. I mean, let’s be real, there are certain animals you just don’t want to be. Gorilla. Hippo. Warthog.

I would love to be called a giraffe, of course, but there’s no guarantee they even know what a giraffe is. I’m pretty sure none of them have ever seen one (can you imagine?? what I wouldn’t give to take them all to feed giraffes!). I know! I’ll take my 6-inch rubber giraffe to show them!

And the girls and I bought 12 packages (288 total) of Sillybandz today to hand out to the kiddos. Maybe there’ll be some animals in there somewhere.

So, anyone out there brave enough to admit that they resemble a certain animal?

9 thoughts on “animal match game

  1. Jen your cousin

    I figured out what animal has a long, triangular face, big eyes, a wide forehead and is long and skinny – a greyhound. Maybe a Long Haired Afghan Hound Dog. It could be worse.

  2. Lisa

    I am so totally a lemming. If I see a bunch of people walking toward that thar yonder cliff, my trendy shoes and I are so following. Urgh. Did I just admit that??? I’d rather be a… well… an animal that doesn’t follow. A mama duck. Or The goose in front of the V.

    Praying for you as you prepare for your trip!!!

  3. gretchen

    I’m a pig. But not a gross, big, yucky one. More Wilbur-esque. Cute, cuddly, sometimes laughing till I snort. Lurve my groceries. Favorite color is pink. Yep. piglet.

  4. O Mom

    I don’t think I look like an animal. But little kids have asked me…”What are all those spots on your face?” (freckles) 🙂

  5. Jen Hanson

    Maybe a horse? I have a fairly long face and large eyes. My face isn’t very oval though, more triangular. What animal has a long, triangular face, big eyes and a wide forehead?

  6. Krysten

    At a daycare I used to work at we picked animals the children resembled.
    Have a great time on your trip!

  7. AKat

    HA! I’ll have to give that some thought. I have been so bad about commenting lately, but have kept you and Gabe in my thoughts in prayers as you are about to embark upon this AWESOME journey! I can’t wait to hear how you’ll tell your tales and I’m excited to get to read along with everyone else. You, Marla, are going to have a wonderful time, and I’m praying for safety there and back! Oooh! I’m just so excited for y’all! Love you!

  8. Jennifer

    I don’t know about myself, but Ana resembles one of those little monkeys with the really big eyes. (I’m thinking you know which monkey I’m talking about, since you know your zoo stuff.) She’s beautiful, of course, even with those monkey-peepers.

    If you show the kids the giraffe before they can give you an animal name, I’ll bet it’ll increase your odds of getting the name you want! 🙂

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