It also had definite disadvantages, and this was one of them.
I redirected my children to another activity, but not without asking myself a few questions. Is it something we should just ‘put up with,’ assuming that ‘kids will be kids’?
Late at night, we went into the hotel’s outdoor jacuzzi.
At first, it’s a bit shocking to see such a public display of affection.These children were on a path to early sexual involvement and they didn’t even know it! The very act of an old man offering a young girl money for ‘being pretty’ sets an incredibly dangerous precedent.When we first arrived in Medellin, Abby was just five years old and people were already asking if she had a boyfriend! This kind of behavior is causing the young girls in the poorest neighborhoods of the city to fall into prostitution at an alarming rate.When the older man at the outdoor market offered Abby money, he also asked if she had a boyfriend. Think of what happens in a courtroom when a lawyer poses a question or statement to raise suspicion about the plaintiff or defendant.He may be overruled by the judge, but the words are out there floating around in the air, and the jury has heard them.
I want to ride my bike, but she keeps wanting me to kiss her goodnight again!