Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Cough Syrup in The Dark

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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 for the week of October 13, 2014:

Life Lessons #10: Don’t try giving your son cough syrup in the dark.

Because if you do, chances are you will spill it on his head. Then he will cry very loudly and become a sticky, pink mess. You will have to turn on the lights, change his clothes, and wash your kid in the middle of the night. Just turn on the light in the beginning to avoid this whole disaster.

Life Lessons #11: Instead of buying a cat in Mexico just wait for one to show up at your door.

Two days after we moved in our new house a kitten showed up. He was hungry and attracted to our garbage. Alexis brought him inside, and that was that. Now we are the proud owners of Tom, the Astro Kitty. An adorable white and tan kitten with blue eyes. I wonder if we will get a puppy the same way…

Life Lessons #12: Moving is stressful for a three-year-old too.

Our potty trained son has been having accidents, that are not accidental. I think he is going through something and he doesn’t understand what is happening around him. I feel bad for him. All our kids are in tune with our emotions. If mom and dad are stressed so are the kids :-( Glad this moving thing is at least over!

Want to see last week’s life lessons? Check them out here: Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Window Washers at Stoplights. Signing off, Tina, aka Mexico Mom


10 thoughts on “Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Cough Syrup in The Dark

    • Tina says:

      Biggest surprise? I don’t know… I need to think about that :-) As far as neighbors we did meet the ones across the street. They have a food stand they open every weekend evening. It’s delicious. I need to take a photo and share it on Wordless Wednesday :-)

  1. Leslie Limon says:

    Life Lesson #11 is SO true! We’ve had 3 cats in the 14 years that we’ve lived here in Mexico and they’ve all just shown up at our door. Same with the 2 kittens currently living on the roof of my father-in-law’s house.

  2. Michelle @ Green Earth Bazaar says:

    Wow, what a move! I can’t imagine trying to adjust to life in a new country! I moved from one town to the next 8 months ago, and I still feel like I haven’t properly adjusted yet, lol.

    I’m loving your life lessons – cough syrup in the dark? Yeah, that’s just asking for something to go wrong. I mean you don’t want your little to be disturbed by the light, but little ones have a tendency to move in quick, unexpected ways.

    Happy SITS day to you! ;)

  3. Tammi says:

    You are so brave! I get panic attacks just thinking about moving across town. I think this is a wonderful gift for your children. And I agree, cough syrup in the dark is a bad idea. Lol! Happy SITS Day.

  4. Kim Hilbert says:

    Life Lesson 11 is how I got my Frankie (aka The Bullet) cat. He was under my mom’s bush and asked me to take him home. So, I had to.

    Sorry about #10, I could have warned you :)

    Glad you have a new kitten!

  5. Sarah Thornton says:

    Oh my goodness. I’m cracking up at number 10. I’ve spilled cough syrup on a kid in the dark, more than once! You’d think I’d learn.:-)

    I love your new “Astro”. He’s very handsome.:-)

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