Wild and Brave Expectations of the Expat Child

I sadly had to inform her that a man with a little van would probably be delivering the jugs of mineral water. She was dreaming of another place or another time in Asia.

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5 responses to “Wild and Brave Expectations of the Expat Child

  1. Drinkable water is really such a luxury and I don’t think you appreciate it until you have to make other arrangements. Your cartoon made me smile.

  2. When I was the kid and we were planning our stay in Africa I seemed to flip back and forth between it will be just like Chicago and being on safari all year. I would think it was like a safari so my parents would show me there were big cities and the photos looked like any other big city. Then I would say, ok it is just like going to Chicago. And they would show me rural villages and mud huts and… I eventually got the idea but it took a few attempts.

    • Ha! Yes, we flip back and forth between talking about Hong Kong Disneyland and talking about, for example, the Dragon Boat Festival. After hearing she thought we’d have to fetch water from a river, I’m all the more curious about what else she’s thinking.

      It seems to be much more interesting to view the whole expat experience through the eyes of a young child. They really see it all as a grand adventure and take it in stride.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience.

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