For most moms it is hard to keep up with your own mom, but for me it is nearly impossible. She is the most active person I know. Other than spoiling me to death during her two month visit, cleaning my kitchen and doing all our laundry, she gets up every morning at 4:30 a.m., has walked nearly all of Rio, and has been volunteering twice a week at daycare and school in the nearby favela of Cantagalo called Meninos Solar da Luz. And, to top it off, this is what a normal day with grandma looks like around here.
Note: Christmas ornaments made of salt-based dough don’t work in Rio. It is so humid that even after being baked they just get soft. Too bad as they were so pretty.