Beware the Ta Ta Duende

We’re loving it here in Belize. The landscape is breathtaking, the wildlife is awesome, the climate is perfect, the people are hospitable and friendly, and their children are polite, well-behaved and respectful.  In fact, the Belizean kids, that we’ve seen, actually pay attention and mind their parents and adults.  Hmm. Having been a teacher many years ago, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s not like this everywhere.  Upon asking around as to why this is so, I’ve discovered a treasure trove of Belizean tales and folklore that make the Grimm brothers look like Mr. Rogers. With bedtime stories like the ones I’ve heard, no wonder the children around here are such darlings, they are scared not to be!