Weekly Life Lessons with a Mexico Mom – As a wife of one and a mom of four, it seems like I am always learning and discovering! I know I am not alone. Let’s just admit it: The world is a big place, life is a lesson, and children can be the best teachers. This will be my standard introduction for Life Lessons. I hope you join me every week for a hearty laugh, a deep thought, or maybe both if I am really on the ball
Here are my insights and experiences as a Mexico Mom while road tripping home from Texas to Michoacan, Mexico for the week of September 22, 2014:
Life Lessons #1: I am not a charity although I wish I could feed the world.
We were approached at two gas stations, before we exited our vehicle, by women and children asking for money. At the first, I shared some fruit bars. At the second, I told them we didn’t have anything for them, after all, we have four mouths to feed, three times a day. I only wish I could feed the world :-(
Life Lessons #2: Getting pulled over by Mexican federal policeman isn’t always bad.
Brad was patted down and asked to empty his pockets. They were pulling over all dark-colored trucks at a highway checkpoint. We think they were looking for drugs or drug money. The officer was very nice and I think he enjoyed practicing his English on us. UPDATE: The policia don’t like our dark, Suburban-like vehicle… We seem to be pulled over on a regular basis for no apparent reason!
Life Lessons #3: Don’t pee while road tripping in someone’s front yard.
Sawyer had to pee and boys are easy, so we pulled off the highway to let him go. Taylor and I decided we had to pee too. I spotted a hidden area and we took advantage of it. While emptying my bladder I realize there is a house directly in front of us hidden behind a fence and a crop of cacti. The dogs barking at us and the private property sign gave the residence away. I can only hope no one was home. Such is the crazy adventures of road tripping!
This week we have three new life lessons. Next week maybe we will have five. This week I am posting Life Lessons on a Saturday. Next week, I just don’t know. I am running a report on Google Analytics to figure out which day I have the most readers… I am curious to see what I learn from this. Probably another Life Lesson, blogger style. Signing off, Tina, aka Mexico Mom[social_warfare]