Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Interesting Things...

We live in a city (and country) that has a lot of poverty. It's everywhere. In America if you have a kid, either one parent stays home to watch her, or she is put in childcare/daycare, etc. That isn't possible for all people here. We live in a land of extremes. Our neighbors are rich and have a nanny for their children while they are home just so they have more free time -- while there are people that have to do manual labor while watching their kids at the same time. Many people of lower income here do a lot of manual labor jobs. They dig holes, chop up bricks, build roads, etc. As you can see in this picture below, this woman is working a very hard job (using a pick ax and busting up the rocks) while watching her young child. This is VERY common - it's something that we see almost every day.
I always wonder what they do when their children are infants. I'm still not sure what everyone does, but I saw what one lady did the other day and though it was very ingenuitive!
She made a bed out of Styrofoam for her baby to sleep in! What a creative idea! The baby was very happy.

6 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Deanna said...

Oh my...

Bri said...

And sometimes I feel sorry for myself because I have to leave my baby to work...

Roberts said...

We still tell stories about how strong those construction women are, doing all that work, lifting rocks, etc, all the while their babies are tied to their backs! I don't know why I never thought about it before that they probably have to leave their kids alone at home when they are super young.

Erin G said...

wow that puts my own home vs work problems into perpective, huh?

Carie said...

that is so sad, and I have such great respect for those women! God love them!

gloria said...

I can't believe she has to do all that while wearing all the clothes too, its seems like they would get tangled and really be a hazard., Yea, makes us all think doesn't it?
That sure was a big healthy baby.