Comparing life in Mexico to life in the United States is like comparing apples to oranges. But I have been in Mexico for so long that I barely even notice those differences anymore.
Then there are days like this Tuesday when I'm reminded, not so much about the differences in lifestyle, but about some of the small cultural differences.
Just before going to bed on Tuesday night, Hope suddenly remembered a pending Geography assignment. She had to make a list of the traditional costumes and foods for each of the five continents.
Yes, my fellow American friends, in Mexico we are taught that there are FIVE continents, as opposed to the 7 we are taught in the States. (In case you're wondering, the five continents are Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania.)
When I first learned about the five continents thing, I really had a hard time understanding it. As usual, I argued with Hubby about this, while he just listened patiently. I went on and on with what I believed to be valid points of argument. What about Australia and Antarctica? What's Oceania? And why did they group together North America and South America? Hubby's only response was, "Why do you think the Olympic flag has five rings on it?"
As smart as I know I am, I didn't have an answer.
Hubby then explained that Mexico isn't the only country to think there are only five continents and that's why there are five rings on the Olympic flag, to represents the five continents. Ugh! I hate it when he makes sense!
So there you have it, one tiny difference between living in Mexico and the U.S.
(P.S.) While writing this, I was reminded of another interesting tidbit which I will share later!