3:27am! On Sunday morning! That is the time at which we were awakened by industrial speakers playing music to "serenade Mama"! It was Mother's Day, and this is evidently a regular ritual for the day: show your mother how much you love her by getting up at an ungodly hour to sing or play music to her. My question is this: wouldn't it be kinder and show more honor to Mama to let her sleep in at least on this one day per year?
Speaking of mothers, it is interesting to see their interaction(or lack thereof) with their children. It is not uncommon to see a three or four year old seemingly walking by himself on the sidewalk of a busy street. But, when one looks around in consternation, one finds a parent walking twenty to thirty feet in front of the child, with nary a glance backwards! Very different, but the children seem to do quite well and learn to do many things at a very early age.
For example, there was a commercial in preparation of Mother's Day which portrayed a child performing household duties for mom. She vaccuumed the floors and the furniture, dusted the tables(including under frames and knick knacks), and various other duties. The funny thing was, she could not have been older than four - she was still wearing footie pajamas!
Oh, and I discovered something else: a woman here can wear hooker heels, skintight pants, see-through blouses, short skirts, and low-cut tops and most people here think it is okay. But, wearing shorts of any length brands her a hussy!
I'm a Certified Massage Therapist, a book lover, a happy wife, a teacher, and a fiber arts specialist. Oh, and I may be moving to Ecuador!