Today Sally and I woke up around 10 and then took turns taking showers before getting ready to go to the meeting we had scheduled for 11 with all the 5 exchange families in Rancagua. Sally and I went in collectivo and met my mom and the rest of the parents and kids at the restaurant. We were there to discuss the family changes. Basically, no one wanted to change except Sally and I, and they were so hell bent on not changing that although I didn’t want to go to Sally’s house and be the only child again, we had already agreed to just switch houses between us and not even involve ourselves in all the drama with Nigel, Katie H, and Katie W’s families. We all sat down and the moms started to debate all about the changes and whether they were necessary and whether there was a way to get out of them and how Monchito our counselor had totally dropped the ball and if he had just changed us all in December like he was supposed to none of this would have happened. We ended up calling Monchito and he told us that we should all have another meeting in the same restaurant that night with him. So we all left, and Sally and I went back to my house to eat a quick lunch and go back over to my cousins’ house for Laurie’s birthday party. We helped decorate for a little while, and then little girls started arriving, and Sally, Vale, and I were put in charge of painting everyone’s nails.