I took the kids to school today, and then went to pick Malachai up an hour later after a call from the school office. It's possible that Malachai really is too sick to be at school. It's also possible that the substitute teacher couldn't handle the sound if him sniffling and snorting, and sent him home because of that. However it is, I'll enjoy my day with my boy.
We picked up a tamale from the tamale shop that's on the way home:
it cost 10 pesos
I only had 6 pesos
(and a 100 peso bill)
the tamale guy told me to just give him the 6 pesos, and to pay him the 4 another day.
That pleased me very much - - I suspect that it means that our neighborhood is getting to know us, and there is some sort of trust settling in (are any of my Mexican friends reading this? what do you think?)