Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Biting and Bras


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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 April 20th, 2015:

Life Lesson 65: Sawyer likes to bite.

I was a biter and my son is too. When I was in kindergarten I bit a little girl who was making fun of me for my singing. You might agree with her if you ever heard me karaoke but I still shouldn’t have bit her :-( Now 30 years later I have my own biter. Sawyer bit Taylor, his sister, and we disciplined him for it. Last week he expanded his territory and bit two little girls in our subdivision. I was appalled and I am surprised the parents were so cool about it. We had to step up our game with Sawyer to prevent this from continuing and so far so good. Let’s hope this phase passes fast!

Life Lesson 66: Getting your first bra is a big deal.

My blog is G-rated and will stay that way, but seriously this is a major life lesson for a parent of two girls. I momentarily forgot my own experience with this 25 years ago. Apparently getting your first bra is a super-duper big deal for a preteen girl. “Whoo hoo! I am entering womanhood! Here me roar!” Then after the first few days it’s like, “This thing is itchy and uncomfortable.” Well yeah! It’s a bra. At the end of each day it flies across the room and you sing, “Freedom!” The newness quickly fades and then is no more, till you grow up and discover Victoria’s Secret, but even Victoria flies off at the end of the day, ladies.

Life Lesson 67: If you live in Mexico, it’s jajajaja, not hahahaha.

You see the letter H is completely silent in Spanish. The letter J makes the sound of the letter H. So when you are texting, emailing, or on Facebook with your Spanish friends, they will say “Jajajaja!” when they are laughing. The first time you will be like “What?” Then you will realize that their jajajaja is your hahahaha, and everything is well with the world once again. Jajajaja!

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Want to see the preceding life lessons? Check them out here: Weather in Mexico. Signing off, Tina, aka Mexico Mom

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