Monday, July 23, 2012
This is the vivir mejor (live better) logo that was made into a climbing toy. The new park is fun but it is kind of a little bit trying for a parent because there isn't anything that the kids can do on their own. All the toys are just dangerous enough that you have to be right there with them. Luckily Daisy is too short to climb to any but the bottom rungs so I could sit my lazy behind on the bench for a few minutes while she tried her best.
Brandon has been super busy with the job aspect of being here. Sometimes I get so caught up in enjoying Mexico that I forget that the real reason that we even get to be here is to take care of the students. He has had his hands full the last couple of days. Almost everyone has been sick and he has spent the whole week at the school's clinic and making trips back and forth to the pharmacy. On Friday night one girl and one guy were on their way home when they were robbed at knife point and the guy got "stabbed" with the knife. Fortunately, the wound was more like a poke, but they still had to take him to the doctor to get checked out. Another girl lost her credit card and another lost a bag with a bunch of cash in it. He's also had to get out of bed to track down a few students who hadn't checked in with their señoras and were out late.
We have been lucky because up till now there have been very few troubles. He is worried because since for the most part this is such a safe place it has lulled us all into a sense of security that has led everyone to forget to be cautious. We've only got one week left so hopefully there aren't any more troubles. Hopefully this experience will prepare him for being the father of a bunch of teenage girls.
I personally still feel completely safe because we've got our kids with us and it seems like everyone really is respectful about children. We are also always safe at home by 10 P.M. and the creepers don't come out until later.
Posted by Marci at 8:22 AM