Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What the Heck. . .

. . .is going on in Mexico that everyone suddenly wants to move there?

Did I ever tell you that my sister, Tara, and her family are spending the school year in Lo de Marcos, Mexico? She left in August. Did I tell you this? Did I? Did I? I have an infamously faulty memory.

So I was sad that they were going. We knew for a long time that they would go. They probably would have gone sooner if we hadn't moved. For years they've been talking about going somewhere for a "foreign living" experience and finally settled on Mexico. I was in denial about it for a long time. I just got used to talking to her multiple times a day and seeing her multiple times a week and now--cold turkey. It's weird.

But they're having a good time and I know they'll be back. It's only ten months total.

Then two weeks ago my BFF, Marci, informed me that her husband's job is taking them to. . .Mexico. . .for THREE YEARS.

What's up with that? Has everyone suddenly gone mad for tacos and churros? Are sombreros becoming the fashion rage and I just don't know it and am about to miss out on something?

I don't know, but I feel annoyed at Mexico.

Erin has a lot of slack to pick up. I think she's already tired of me calling every 10 minutes. It's going to be a long 10 months/3 years for her.

We can all keep track of Marci on her blog though: www.wearemakingarunfortheborder.blogspot.com.

Adios, mi amiga! No beba el agua!


Marci said...

Ok, i have no idea what your last line said! and I am the one moving to Mexico! Boy am I in trouble!

Leeann said...

Wow, really? Mexico? Interesting. Seriously, not a country that would have occurred to me but I'm not sure why.

When I was nine we moved to Italy until I was 13. Best learning and growing experience my brother and I had as kids, for sure. Changed our life view forever.


Kristie said...

Mexico? Seriously? See, to me, "foreign living experience" spells B-A-H-A-M-A-S. Just sayin'.

No, in all seriousness, if I were going to take my kids somewhere for enrichment, it would probably be Europe. Specifically, Ireland. Not because I think it's particularly enriching, but because I like the little sheep on the postcards. I want to live where those sheep are, with the green grass, craggy cliffs, and ocean in the background. Hmmmm. Maybe I should just buy a postcard.

jean said...

So I guess this means that a trip to Aunt Kathy's is on the horizon? Perhaps more than one? Let me know when Erin needs a break and maybe I can take over for a few days! :-)

Mountain Mama said...

Oh, By the way, I forgot to tell you that WE are moving to Mexico. Yes, the sombreros were an incentive but what made it for us was the 2:00 siesta time. Who wouldn't want that in your daily schedule?

OK not really. We are not moving to Mexico. But if we were to go somewhere, I think that Mexico would be our destination of choice. Inexpensive living costs, warmer, I speak fluent Spanish (not really), close to US in case I need to run to the border and I love chimichangas!!

1dreamr said...

Mexico is sounding pretty great at the moment!!