Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Cough Syrup in The Dark

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


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