Ali was on the bus with Ouest today when a gringo guy said to her, “You must have just gotten here.”
“Why do you say that?”
“Because you’re so white,” he replied indicating both her and Ouest.
“No, we’ve been here a while.”
“You must stay inside.”
“We actually live on a sailboat.”
Ali took this strange conversation as an incredible compliment. Keeping our kids protected from the sun is not the easiest thing we do. Our kids are clamoring to be outside by nine every morning and proceed to spend the better part of the day soaking up the rays. And yet we had this guy believing we’re total newbies to the Mexican sun. Hooray, maybe our kids won’t look like leathery old salts before they turn ten after all.
This morning we went and wandered aimlessly around Old Town. It really is a beautiful area—colorful, old, and crumbly.