Thursday, February 28, 2013
It seems my birthday keeps going on and on. Okay by me! Yesterday my gardener came with two plants for me. Again he used his hard earned money to buy these plants. One a lovely hanging basket from him and one from his neice who comes here with him from time to time who's Birthday parties I go to and such. She is a cute little girl.....well, all Mexican children seem so cute to me and are always so well behaved and happy. Very few temper tantrums down here. I always wonder why....but then I look at the way they live and they certainly aren't spoiled...for the most part no money for that. And they are safe here and can play on the cobblestone streets and outside for hours with the nice weather. I see the big brothers or sisters who might just be six or seven themselves holding the hands of their three and four year old siblings walking down the street to the market to get something for their Moms. I wish so much that it were that safe in the states where people could just let their kids play outside all the time without worry. I know even when we go see the grandkids that we only let them play outside in the back yard and not the front yard even though it is a very safe neighborhood. Gosh, I remember growing up in the country and never coming inside.....Mom had to fight with us to come in to dinner. And then we still wanted to go back outside after dinner and play things like "kick the can"...gosh am I showing my age!!!
Anyway, it's a shame the world has had to change in that respect and a shame that the technology has "captured" our youth and they, for the most part don't get enough exercise. It's good to see that the Biggest Loser is trying to address childhood obesity. It is so needed.
Cheers everyone. Have a great evening.