Monthly Archives: November 2010

Update: What it Means to be Brazilian – the Only Child

Apparently, it’s totally acceptable to tell someone (me) with only one child that they’d better have another, or they (me) will “ruin it’s life.” They actually use those (English) words. I’ve had mothers at my daughter’s school say it to me. I’ve had total strangers at the airport say it to me. Continue reading

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Barbies and Brigadeiro

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…Finally, my husband put it in terms that I could understand. Expectations. He explained that people expected certain things at a child’s birthday party. If these things weren’t there, then the guests would be unhappy. They might even stuff their gifts back into their Gucci bag and slip out the back before the cake was cut. Being a firm believer that managing expectations is the key to making practically anything successful, I gave in… Continue reading

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