I had my last interview yesterday and my blood sugar didn’t enough spike. 🙂 Such a relief to be done. Now, we wait. The waiting is not fun as we are all anxious to know where we go next. I keep reminding myself that even the worse option is a good option because we only applied to places that we would be happy to live. Hopefully we know the answer before March.
I am true believer that kids need to be grounded, and not think that the life and comfort they enjoy is the norm. I grew up with little to no toys, handful of trips, fruits were treat, and candies were only for school trips. When I was 9 years old (before we moved to Argentina) I told my dad that I don’t want to leave china but to learn piano instead. We couldn’t afford it obviously. Once I signed up for English lesson in my teenager years without consulting my parents. My dad went to the school to withdraw my application simply because we couldn’t afford it.
Now, my girls are fortunate to do whatever they want and get whatever they need. Sometimes hubby would say we work hard enough to get where we are so we can afford these to our kids. It is partly true but I realize that by not grounding them to the reality (which is not their bubble life), we are depriving them the opportunity to appreciate what they have. If everything is easily accessible, then they wouldn’t appreciate them at all.
The big question is how do we make them not to take everything for granted? mmmm….. still thinking.