Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Updating my Blog list

As I peruse the blogs about living in Mexico I see several about living in Mexico with kids…it’s not all about you retirees out there.

I have to expand because my favorite blog- Moving the Kids to Mexico- is coming to end. American Mommy, is moving back to the States. They were in Mexico for only a year. She is a remarkable writer, so engaging and open; it’s been a pleasure reading of her family's adventures in a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

So I’m expanding – there’s Que Madre!- a new mother, married to a Mexican and living in Sayulita. Her writing is passionate and quirky.

Then there is One Mexican Time- she’s young (27)- no children and lives the young newly wed life.

Limon Family Blog and The Rosas-Standring Family- through another blog I just found these two. I’ll try them on and see if they can match up to Moving the Kids to Mexico….

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer, American Style

Not sure what I was thinking. From La Manzanilla I made arrangements for Lyle to have gymnastics and karate classes this summer. Didn’t seem like a big deal, 2 nights a week a couple of fun classes to pass the time.

I’m so organized that I thought he might enjoy a couple of weeks of day camp as well so I booked a week of “mad science” and a week of “adventure quest.” I forgot that he is used to the La Manzanilla school day, 9-12, 3 hours a day 4 or 5 days a week.

US day camp starts at 8:30 and ends at 3:30 and then heap on top of that karate and gymnastics.

We made it through the first week of camp but the weekend was all about banking sleep. Lyle rarely naps but Saturday and Sunday saw afternoon naps close to 4 hours each.

Second week of camp- forget it. He was too tired for karate and gymnastics and by Thursday so grumpy that we had a skip day the last day of camp, opting for an Avatar marathon on the couch.

Poor kid. I wanted to try to fit in lots of experiences he won't get in Mexico, but all I did was wear him out.