Sean, age 14, wants to go to the Mint, which is a night club/disco in downtown San Miguel de Allende. When I used to go, in the early 90s, it was called Pancho and Lefty´s. Yes, you read right. Sean is FOURTEEN! The trouble is a lot of her friends go. The club doesn´t card underagers and the parents let them. So she thinks that means she should be allowed to go.
"Nothing will happen." "I just want to go and dance with my friends." Among other arguments.
Our firm stance is "You don´t go to bars."
Yesterday, Sean went to the Tutti Frutti on Mesones and got an ice cream and then stopped in the Jardín after school and bought helium balloons with her friends. They of course unknotted them and sucked helium and walked around talking like cartoon characters. She came into our spa minutes later telling me and Carlos how hysterical it was.
A few days ago, when we drove to Parque Bicentenario, Sean and her friends opened Cokes in a cans. They moved the pull tab back and forth, reciting for each pull, A-B-C-D... Sean got as far as G.
"Gonzalo!" Ana shrieked.
"Giovani!" Jerusa yelled.
"Gerardo!" said Sofi.
The boys who are thinking of them at that moment, or who they are supposed to marry or some such ritual.
I love it when she acts her age. I hope Sean will stop and realize how much fun she has BEING FOURTEEN, and stop trying to be twenty years old. There are actually moments, I believe, when she does.