How did you do it? Send them off to their first day? Please tell me the paranoia goes away....
Toddler C is actually 4 yrs old now , which puts her a year "behind" most other Mexican kiddos, who start "school" at three. I was well aware of that fact, and purposefully didnt send her to school last year for several reasons. Unfortuntely, I can't hold her out any longer, the girl is 189% ready to be in school.
The problemita is not her, it's me. Are you aware of how many ways there are to kidnap a child? I can imagine several hundred, which is in fact the ONLY thing I can think about when I try and force myself to tour another school or two for her.
I wish I could blame this on Mexico, but this paranoia thing started before C wsa born, in the safe ole Midwest. My Dad brought inside a "She's Here!" balloon he had put out the day she was born, at my insistence that someone could see the balloon and target our home for babynapping.
I cried the first time she was out of my sight for longer than the time it took me to shower at the age of 3 days. Dad gently reminded me the nurses said new mom horomones could cause crying.
I bawled uncontrollably when I was forced to leave her (2.5 yrs old) and her sissy (11 months) with my MIL and SIL for 6 ridiculous hours the day I went in for slipped disk (and passed out in the examination room, that pain was worst thn giving birth I promise you!).
My point is, I know this isn't Mexico's fault.
But Mexico does make it worse.
In the States, are people constantly asking you where your children were born? Where you live? Exactly which street did you say? What school do you send them to? Do you have family left in the States? Do you visit them often($$$)? How long are you planning on staying here? Where does your husband work? What hours/how often?
Every single one of those questions would be innocent enough, if not all asked together. I get asked ALL those questions at least once a week by someone new. Doesn't that seem a little odd? I have been told to and have started to lie about the girls nationality. Tat
I have had non-American neighbors before, specifically from Saudi Arabia India , and several Latin American countries. Did I ask them if their children were American? If they had papers? Which school do their kiddos go to? Do they have family left in their country and do they (have the money to) come visit?
So my question is.....
Besides hiring a bodyguard to attend school with my 4 year old, how do I do this?