So we were having a conversation last Fri about pinata's and I mentioned to Erika, the student who is shadowing in production coordination, that I had never 'done' a pinata before. She was shocked. I tried to explain that this was not a Canadian tradition and so I had just never had the opportunity.
Well, the next day I am sitting at my computer after lunch when Erika walks in with a big garbage bag full of something and hands it to me. Inside was a pinata stuffed full of candies! She had gone and got me a pinata so that I could experience it! I hugged her a ton and got pretty weepy! I showed it to Tatiana who was as touched as I was and we both hugged and cried a little. I'm a softie... I know!
So, at the afternoon break Tito and a bunch of the boys took care of hanging it from the mango tree and myself, Loreen, and Tatiana all took a turn at swinging at the pinata. Then the kids all had bananas and ice cream, courtesy of Tatiana and Evelyn, to cap off our fake-birthday celebrations. I will try to post some video next so you can see how terrible we are compared to the fierceness of Tatiana! She has done this before.
Overall it was a lovely little break in the middle of an extremely hot, exhausting afternoon. Muchos Gracias Erika, mi amiga!