A Day without a Mexican

Does anyone else remember the movie “A Day without a Mexican?” It came out almost 10 years ago, and on the surface, it was all about ethnicity and class. In the movie, the entire Mexican population (except for a news anchor) vanishes from the state of California. Naturally, the movie examines what happens to theContinue reading “A Day without a Mexican”

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Here Come the Tween Years

The tween years are often defined as somewhere between 8 and 12, in which girls are “too old for toys, but too young for boys.” BE will be 8 later this month, and although I don’t anticipate her being done with toys anytime soon, I can see early “tween signs.” Not long ago, she wouldn’tContinue reading “Here Come the Tween Years”

The adopted movie

BE is seven, but she’ll only watch animated movies. In her mind, live action movies (even those meant for kids) are actually for adults. Over the weekend, J rented “Where the Wild Things Are,” and BE lasted about 10 minutes, insisting that she only likes cartoons. However, there is one live action movie that she’sContinue reading “The adopted movie”