posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 03:50 AM
Originally posted by Krakatoa
You had a hard life, awwww..... poor thing. Tell that to the woman I work with from Mexico, who snuck out in the middle of the night, at 14, swam
across the Rio Grande, got into this country, and then worked her butt off and spent YEARs trying to get her U.S. Citizenship (which she finally did).
I'll bet you don't know what a tough life is, other than not having an iPhone with an unlimited data plan.
I have never had an iPhone, or any kind of phone with internet connection and all that, but I did get left to raise alone two small children from the
age of 9 until 15, and was homeless for periods.
But let me tell you about that Mexican ladies kids in the 70's.....
They filled the classes up in elementary school. I was the only white kid in mine. The problem was- they didn't speak any english! So for the first
three years, they had to use all the day to teach them english before they could move on to anything else. Since I already spoke english, they would
send me outside and have me sit at the base of a tree by myself all day.
So by fourth grade, I ha not begun to learn my multiplication tables, or anything about history (luckily I taught myself to read, at least). But worst
of all that age is when you learn how to be social, how to be part of a group, how to play with other kids. I was not only uneducated, I was socially
handicapped. Probably doesn't matter because at fourth grade that is when my druggie parents decided to change their life and they both went their
different ways, leaving us alone... so I didn't have time to socialize anyway after that. Had to earn a living, feed the kids, protect the mentally
retarded one and make sure she gets dressed in the morning.
But the mexican kids probably did okay. The educational system was very concerned about them.
edit on 9-4-2013 by Bluesma because: (no