Sticking with the theme, and having little party shakers, I downloaded a bunch of music from this year's focus countries for the girls to listen too. We basically had a listening party before we prepared for our Thinking Day feast. Everyone brought in foods from a country they had relatives/ancestors from. But before we could eat, we had to sing a song we had been working on for literally the past 6 months:
It's a hard song, but hey guess what, MY DAISIES SANG IT!!!!! We sang this song during our opening at Girl's World Forum with the fabulous Melinda Caroll. I knew it would be a challenge, but I brought it back for the girls and they learned it. They knew it so well that instead of having us call out the first line, they called it out and had their families repeat it!
Before we ate, our new girls received their WAGGGS pins. It took everything in me not to cry! I'm so proud of them all though. It was something they will remember for a long time, and because I promised I wouldn't make them sing Babala Gumbala again until next year (they have made sure I remembered every week before we sang a song). As for that food, we tasted foods from Egypt, Turkey, Poland, Sweeden and a few others I have already forgotten (sorry!). No surprise, they all came back for seconds.
Though the focus countries for next year's Thinking Day have not yet been announced, I can tell you that the focus MDG is number 2, achieve universal primary education for all. After that, it leaves one more MDG for us to cover in 2015!