Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Wear Your Seat Belt

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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.

Life Lessons with Mexico Mom - Seat Belts, Water Pumps, and Squeaky Wheels

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Here are my insights and experiences as a Mexico Mom for the week of November 3rd, 2014:

Life Lessons #19: Make sure you turn on the water pump. 

We manually press a switch to pump water from the cistern to the tank on our roof. If we forget then we are out of water. Fortunately it does not take long to fill the tank so it’s not a big deal. It is simply different then we are used to. It becomes a big deal when your kid shuts off the water at the road and the cistern becomes empty. In this case you may not have water for an entire day…

Life Lessons #20: Driver’s must wear seat belts in Michoacan, Mexico.

It’s a statewide law. Brad had his seat belt off for a few minutes as we looked for a house number and two officers pulled us over. They threatened to give us a ticket and keep Brad’s license. We apologized and they continued to wait around… finally we said just give us the ticket. They gave Brad back his license at that point. We think they wanted a bribe, but we aren’t positive.

Life Lessons #21: If you hear a squeak in your wheel check it out right away. 

Turns out that a clip broke on our front right brake pad! Good thing it didn’t fall apart as we were driving and cause extra damage. We discovered it as we were about to go in our Bible ministry. Needless to say it kinda ruined the morning. At least Brad and our friend, David fixed it in a few hours and it wasn’t costly.

Want to see last week’s life lessons? Check them out here: Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Happiness is a State of Mind. Signing off, Tina, aka Mexico Mom


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