I have noticed since being in Barcelona, and indeed I have noticed in all of our European travels this summer, a lot more men carting around children than I see in the states. And here in Spain I have noticed many, many sets of grandparents or a grandparent caring for young children. I wonder if instead of placing children with daycare centers, more people here utilize family for childcare. I’m talking about babies and very young children.
Today while swimming in the Mediterranean I was drifting in from a swim out a ways from shore, when a turd floated by. I immediately exited the water, packed up the baby, and went to take a shower. I just could not swim with turds. Call me particular.