Sunday, January 11, 2009

Khao San Road

We were downtown Bangkok one night (city of 16 million), on Khao San Road. It is 24 hours a day of chaos: bartering, eating, drinking, and partying. Probably not the most appropriate place for kids, but it was very safe and exciting. The little kid, below, was sleeping in his mother’s clothing booth, mid-day. My first thought was “How neglectful is that?” He stays up so late selling shirts with his mother that he sleeps during the day. What about school? But then you start to realize and accept that at least he is with mother, not being raised by strangers in a day-care program, and he is probably learning more about the sort of future that lays in store for him than what he would learn at school. I don’t think Cody would object.

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