I travel a lot. I’ve tried to downplay it, but it’s hard to explain week-long disappearances. So I’ve decided that I won’t talk about it, but I’ll write about it.
My family recently went to a Mexican resort. I guess my kids got some cultural exposure, but I’m not completely sure. We did go to church while there, but I think all they learned during that time is that church is even more boring when you don’t understand a word of it. Martin Luther was a genius.
But I thought I would pass on a few things I learned while on vacation. We were in Mexico for a week and then spent four days in Salt Lake City, creating wonderful family time with nightmare dual-season packing.
- Teaching your children to ask for “Pina Colada no alcohol” is a great idea. Not monitoring how many “Pina Colada no alcohol”s they order will result in many, many bathroom breaks.
- While watching Fire Dancing is awe-inspiring, having your child tell you that’s what they want to do with their life is not.
- When buying candy for your children, read the ingredients even if you don’t speak the language.
- Here is a language lesson: The ingredient Chile in Spanish means really hot caramels that will cause small children to cry.
- Theater/voice majors work in resorts or on cruises upon graduation everywhere.
I hope this has helped you. I would also like to add that I refuse to buy anything from street vendors until they tell me “This is a special price, just for you.” And no matter what language or country, I never seem to be disappointed.