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Jaimee when Billy lived in Mexico, he said that they doted over his red hair ALL the time. lol Pretty funny how they appreciate different colored hair.


With a guy, it might be doting, but with women it's cat calling, whistling.  It takes a bit of getting used to.  Some of my friends with blonde hair would regularly get followed for a few blocks while they called at them.  It can make you feel very uncomfortable.  The leaders of the group I was with actually forewarned us of this practice so that we could be prepared.  As a brunette it happened to me less often.  As far as I could tell, most of the men don't mean anything degrading by it- it's just what they do, it's part of their culture.  But Abra, you're a blonde so be prepared!    whistling.gif

post #302 of 435
Call it what you want, Abra will likely have a very different experience if she is in the company of small children. When we took O to Mexico, I was overwhelmed with the attention given to a blond/blue toddler. We drew a crowd regularly and it's common there to touch a child when you compliment them. It stressed O out a little. His mama knew no Spanish going in but quickly learned to say, "Thank you. He's a boy. Yes, his eyes are very blue." There is no gender neutral, you can't describe a person without knowing male or female. People we encountered were also very kind and patient with parents. Men went out of their way to help more than once and people would tell us where to find parks (just open stone squares where all the kids ran around). The extra kindness more than made up for the extra attention.
post #303 of 435
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That's a good point, I wasn't there with kids- especially not little blonde kids!

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De-lurking here. We were warned when we moved here that if we ever went to Mexico to put hats on the kids. All of us have blonde hair and blue eyes, but for some reason the Mexicans always touch kids heads if they have blonde hair. I guess it's good luck?

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Merry Christmas, everybody!!! joy.gif

post #306 of 435
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. All of us have blonde hair and blue eyes, but for some reason the Mexicans always touch kids heads if they have blonde hair. I guess it's good luck?

We were taught in Spanish class that to compliment a child without touching them would cast the evil eye on them.

Merry Christmas everyone.
post #307 of 435
Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Greta was a little overwhelmed this morning, but bacon for breakfast made it all better, lol! She is napping now and then we will be at my parents' for the day.

Jaime, I hope your DH and kiddos made it back. What a fun memory to have with them flying in on Christmas Eve!
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Merry Christmas, everyone!!

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Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Greta was a little overwhelmed this morning, but bacon for breakfast made it all better, lol! She is napping now and then we will be at my parents' for the day.
 

Bacon makes EVERYTHING better. lol.gif

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Bacon makes EVERYTHING better. lol.gif
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Bacon makes EVERYTHING better. lol.gif
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Bacon makes EVERYTHING better. lol.gif

Everything except for my asses ability to fit into my jeans!

Merry Christmas to all the Christmas celebrators!

We have had family in and out all day. It's been super relaxed and nice. And has made for an awesome day to check out all the functions on my new sewing/embroidery machine.

We were listening to the story of Christmas last night and I was thinking (religion aside for those who are not religious, but just a thought)- can you imagine what it would be like to give birth for the first time, riding on a donkey during labor, and having your baby in a barn with animals and no comforts or quiet or system of support? It made me reflect on my births, and made me so very thankful for the knowledge and comforts of today. I couldn't imagine.
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My phone REALLY wanted to quote Becky. Haha.
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My phone REALLY wanted to quote Becky. Haha.

Because your phone was really impressed with what I said. mischievous.gif

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Everything except for my asses ability to fit into my jeans!
Merry Christmas to all the Christmas celebrators!
We have had family in and out all day. It's been super relaxed and nice. And has made for an awesome day to check out all the functions on my new sewing/embroidery machine.
We were listening to the story of Christmas last night and I was thinking (religion aside for those who are not religious, but just a thought)- can you imagine what it would be like to give birth for the first time, riding on a donkey during labor, and having your baby in a barn with animals and no comforts or quiet or system of support? It made me reflect on my births, and made me so very thankful for the knowledge and comforts of today. I couldn't imagine.

I'm not sure women were afraid of labor in those times. They just did what they had to do. But you're right. Not having support and having almost no knowledge of what is going on could be a bit freaky.

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I'm not sure women were afraid of labor in those times. They just did what they had to do. But you're right. Not having support and having almost no knowledge of what is going on could be a bit freaky.

They probably were at least a bit afraid... Historically, maternal death rates were between 1-2 per 100. But perhaps they accepted it a bit differently... knowing there weren't any options, you know?

Ash, I totally labored on a donkey with dd1. No biggie. Hasn't everyone?


Merry Christmas, everyone! We had a nice quiet day... Dd1 and dd2 are with their dad until tomorrow. greensad.gif I only cried once! Dh and my bro put together the trampoline they got! Yay! Jasper ignored his toys, mostly. I got a bunch of kitchen stuff. Very happy about that. Now, dsd is forcing us to watch the season premier of Dr Who. Why is it so long??? Lol. Hope everyone had a great day!!
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Wasn't she also very young? Like 13 or 14? Her body was surely strong but young and immature.

I can't really imagine.
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Wasn't she also very young? Like 13 or 14? Her body was surely strong but young and immature.
I can't really imagine.

I thought she was like 15 or 16.

post #317 of 435
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Wasn't she also very young? Like 13 or 14? Her body was surely strong but young and immature.
I can't really imagine.

 

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I thought she was like 15 or 16.

Turns out she WAS 13.

post #318 of 435
Oh wow! I had no idea. Its so crazy to me that 13 year old brides and mothers were once commonplace. Where did you find that info? I would be interested to do some research on it...it's an interesting story from a religious and a historical stand point.
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Uh, guys... Haha.
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Awesome, Nicole! Congrats! Are you going to go get some fancier sticks to pee on? I could never resist springing for the digital tests! ROTFLMAO.gif

 

 

 

CONGRATS!!  joy.gif

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