Child 3 is decorating the tree by herself because Child 1 and Child 2 are babysitting tonight. Not each other, other people's children. Responsible teenage girls are in high demand in December and mine are very responsible about most things. Not chores. I hope no one expects their house to be clean or the dishes done. And forget taking out the trash. But they can expect lots of playtime with the kids and tons of stories because they are very good at playing and reading. Also napping, but I really hope they don't do that while babysitting.
These elephant conservationists in Thailand are having a worse day than me. I know you're thinking that they're in Thailand and working with elephants, so what could be so bad? This. This is what is so bad.
Her job is to pick coffee beans out of elephant dung. Coffee beans which are then washed and roasted and turned into coffee that is sold for $500 per pound.. First, I don't even want to know how bad that smells, and second, what an awful job! It does help to pay the keep for the elephants, but ew! So thank you, Thai mahouts, for reminding me to be grateful that I don't drink coffee and also, I will never have to dig through elephant dung. Good luck with your business, though. I hope it makes enough money to keep the elephants safe.