Don’t Come for Me, but We Just Don’t Mardi Gras

I have lived in Louisiana for the past 17 years, and I have never really gotten into Mardi Gras. I know that this can be a touchy subject, especially for those people that were born and raised here in south Louisiana and live to be a part of Mardi Gras each and every year; it’s just what they do. And to tell you the truth, I have experienced some fun in the festivities, yet not to the point that I want to raise my child in the culture.

With that being said, I want to explain that I am not bashing anyone for their indulgence in their culture, their fun, and their right to do as they please. And furthermore, I am NOT saying it is a good or bad thing for them or their children. I am just simply saying it’s NOT for me and for my family. I am the type of woman and the type of person that I actually get excited for other people and what makes them happy, what elevates them to the next level. I just personally have tried and I just haven’t gotten into any of it.

Possibly not being from here originally and not marrying into the culture per se could be a reason, however, I just have never gotten excited about any of it. Do I love the people? Well yes, yes I do. Do I love the culture? Yes again. Is it for me? No, I do not believe it is. Is Louisiana in itself my home? Definitely, it is!!! I have made a wonderful life here for myself, this is where I met my husband, this is where I gave birth to my beautiful miracle daughter and this is where we have planted roots and are working and thriving and living a good life…This is home!!!! Home is where the heart is and my heart is here with my little family and all the people that I have come to know and love and that have become like family. But as far as Mardi Gras and all the festivities and such, I’ll just have a slice of “Dat King Cake Cher” and my joy will be from afar watching all of y’all do y’all thing.

Enjoy your Mardi Gras And Be Safe and Blessed

Kim Negrete
I am a Wife and A 1st Time Mommie@49 years of age, to A Beautiful Miracle Baby Girl. I am originally from Dallas, Texas and Have been in Cajun Country since 2005. Prior to my daughter's birth which gave me my Dream Job as a Stay at Home Mom I was in the hospitality industry and before that the transportation industry. My Husband is From Mexico and is in Construction . We love to do Destination Birthdays at The Beach and Travel to Dallas as often as possible to see MiMi. We Love GOD and Put him 1st in All things we do. We Love to just hang out at home in our backyard and enjoy our Daughter... We are The Negrete's Party of Three😇


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