Thursday, March 23, 2006

Family in Iraq

Thabit is 11 years old, he lives in his grandfather’s house, and the house has four rooms, one kitchen, one bathroom and two toilets. Thabit lives with his grandfather, grandmother, his father and mother, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 aunts, one uncle and his wife and 4 cousins, Thabit was going to school but he had to quit because his father needed him to work to support family, his father works at market from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm so Thabit joined him, when they come from work Thabit becomes very hungry he eats with kids in house because first they put food for kids after kids eat family starts to eat.
After lunch Thabit goes out to play with neighbors’ kids, before sunsets his mother gives him bags and some money and send him to market to buy cheep vegetables because end of day vegetable prices go down, Thabit takes his cousin Ali with him to buy food for tomorrow, Ali is 10 years old lives in same house he is sick has asthma, at night they come home with food, Thabit, his sisters, brothers and cousins start to play in home at night until kids get tired and get sleep, all kids sleep in one room.
Thabit makes some quarrels but he avoids making it when Ali is with him because Ali has asthma and can’t run, Thabit goes to play with many kids and learn jokes to tell his little brothers, sisters and cousins, Friday is holiday they cook meat on Fridays, kids can’t wait Friday to eat meat they wait every Friday at kitchen until meat cooked.


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