Gypsy's Travels


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - "Meeting the Street Gang"

While this could be wordless, the explanation should make it more interesting.

Our son was born in Peru while we were living there. When I pushed him in a stroller in public, I usually kept him covered because he attracted so much attention, especially from the children. So many children crowded around, that it was hard to maneuver the stroller. Then they wanted to touch his fair skin, stroke his blonde hair, and hold his hand. He was delighted with the attention, but I had a hard time letting them handle my young child. They would run over from their street games and I could never be sure how clean their hands were. They certainly did not look clean.

This day, there were so many children crowding around, that I put DS in the car and the local children followed, peering in at him through the closed window. He loved it and waved frantically at them.

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14 comments:

  1. Wow! Life is different in other countries, but your son was having a blast waving! Happy New Year on this first WW!
    Your Fl furiends,

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  2. That little guy looks like he's having the time of his life. How cute! :-)

    Happy WW!

    Here's mine. :-)

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  3. I guess it normal thing happened when someone looks different can catch a lot of poeple attention.. ;) looks like hes enjoying the crowed..;)
    I hope you had a Blast New Year Eve! Post mine too

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  4. Hy Gypsy. I hope you and your family had fun celebrating the NY. We do get the same scene here in Cambodia. Babies generally get that kind of attention, but babies who "look different" from the locals (pardon my words) attract eager crowds so easily. Your little one certainly loved the attention!
    Oh, and I wish all the best for you in 2008!

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  5. He should open a Fan Club!!hahaha..he looks like a Star waving to the public :)
    It's not a Weekend;It's a Lifestyle

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  6. wow! you have a very nice picture, indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

    here's mine:
    Wordless-1...
    Wordless-2...
    Happy WW!

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  7. He truly is a sweetheart no wonder people adore him so much.
    Happy WW!

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  8. So cute! I can picture it in my head the children running along behind your car trying to catch a glimpse of the fair baby :p

    It's the opposite with us. My daughter's dark complexions attract so much attentions from people, fortunately they just making nice comments, not touching her :p

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  9. He likes being famous!

    May 2008 be even better for you than 2007.

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  10. Wow, he was like a celebrity there then huh, ;)

    Happy new year to you!

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  11. Interesting story! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  12. And I bet he was wearing his usual shorts!

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  13. Some years ago, ME took D#1 to Mexico and had the same problem. As a result of all of the attention she never went back.

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  14. what a regal prince -thanks for visiting me.I can understand your hesitation ... you just want to protect your little guy from infection/illness.
    We always got too much touching from strangers with our twins. sometimes the people were a bit iffy
    Happy New Year and hope 2008 is all you want it to be !

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