My Recent Photographic adventure had me in Tijuana, Mexico. I was booked to go take photos at a Baby Shower there. I had never been to Mexico before so I was naturally kind of excited, like any normal person visiting a new place would be. However I also knew it was strictly a work trip and not really a pleasure one, so it was quick.....(if you exclude the border crossing back into the US....cuz that took FOREVER)
I met Jessica, the mommy to be, through my parents. She's younger than me, but her and my mom are besties. She has that sort of grown-ass woman vibe, but still charismatic and nice. That's one of the main things I couldn't help but notice when I was in Mexico; the kids there acted so much older than they were. I still don't really know how to articulate what i'm referring to in words quite well, but in comparison to kids here in the US, whom we shelter and try our hardest to protect their innocence, so much so that we baby them maybe too much, the kids in Mexico seemed a little more astute. There's less censoring. Parents talk vulgarly and openly and honestly around their kids. Not judging negatively here, so I hope it doesn't get taken out of context, because I found some of that quite positive in a way. It calls for kids to grow up to be a little more alert, hard working, and independent. They seem to be less affected by the harshness of the realities of life. Of course, my viewpoint is very limited, and in no means am I trying to weigh in heavy on Mexico's Socio-economics with my opinions, but it was definitely a feeling and observation that stuck out.
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