My Friend Gaby has been coming over once a week to tutor the kids in Mexican history and culture. This week, in preparation for independence day, they stuffed eggs with confetti (to crack over the heads of poor, unsuspecting victims . . . Selma has been scheming for three days now about who she'll attack with her given eggs), tissue paper chains (to tear in half as a symbol of the chains of Spanish oppression being broken) and Mexican flags (because all the other buildings in the city are sporting their red, white and green - it's about time we joined in!)
So: today's the big day. In just a few hours, we'll all head out to celebrate with our friend Bruno and his family: we will all be dressed in our finest Mexican garb; we'll eat pozole, and toast to this great country.
first though, I have to hit the streets to see if I can find a fake Mexican mustache for Joshua and some hair ribbons for my braids