Few things in this world are more amazing than the amount of time that a teenager can sleep. When you add a serious case of jet-lag, then this mystery rivals the sleeping pattern of a hibernating bear. It is truly unbelievable!
Well, today something amazing happened. Andie woke up hungry, talkative and energetic. Maybe, just maybe, she was starting to win that jet-lag battle?
We took a trip to a historic cultural museum. The culture of the Singhala people who came from Orrisa, India, goes back to the 13th century. The Tamil people (also from India) go back 3,000 years! So begins one of many of the differences these two people groups are facing - it is a far more complex challenge that can easily be discovered. But that is what we are here to do.
We rented a boat and headed to the island of Nainativu (bottom far-left).
Their living conditions haven't improved since the tsunami of 2004 and probably never will.
We returned after a sobering day and headed to our rooms. I told Sam I would text him when we were read for dinner. Andie started to read and I crawled into bed. I set my alarm for 20 minutes for a quick nap and that is all I remember. She said I was asleep at 5:00 pm. I woke up from a coma-like sleep total disoriented, but I was convinced that I slept through the night. I was so proud of myself. Then when I looked at the clock and it said it was only 10:30 pm. Wait, what? Wide awake, I was up for the next several hours, then went back to bed after 2:00 am.
How could my teenage daughter be more successful at winning the jet-lag battle over me? I'll have to do better tomorrow!