(me:) Do you remember where that restaurant is? No? Chiang Mai, Thailand.
"Oh yeah! I love Thailand! We can go there and play with the kitties and ride in tuk-tuks. Can't we just go there again?"
At which point my 6 year old chimed in and the enthusiasm was unending.
I couldn't help feeling thrilled.
The expat lifestyle is not an easy road. It brings a host of extra challenges to parenting, on top of all the typical challenges of parenting. Different cultures, different languages, different faces, far from family...but so much benefit. Sometimes, I even get to see it in unexpected places, like at the lunch table.