Yes, living in Poland stinks! Not all the time but sometimes it does, I am not going to lie. Last weekend it really hit home how much my kids are losing out on normal American traditions that are a right of passage when growing up in America, like your Senior year of high school Homecoming! The going to school dressed crazy each day for the week, decorating the school, pep rallies, football games, chili cook-off and most importantly the Homecoming dance!
I am sorry there are some traditions that no matter where we live my kids are not going to miss out on and Homecoming is one of them especially your Senior year! She is missing out so much this year with her taking online classes, how could not have a little bit of fun?
So guess where my oldest went last weekend? To her old high school’s Homecoming back in The Netherlands!
She has remained good friends with a few of the girls there and luckily I have as well with their parents, so off she went. Luckily there is low cost airline that flies directly from here to a town a little over an hour away and she went for 3 days to the old school to have the once in a lifetime experience of Homecoming!
So Homecoming means….
So, to the mom that only drove her back and forth to the airport, to letting her eat your food, to letting her crash in your house, to picking her up from her after Homecoming dance date(yes, her friends hooked her up on a movie date with an old classmate of hers!) to being the perfect step-mom for the weekend, THANK YOU!!!! There are no more words than I can say for what this meant to me but to “L” as well!! Oh, wait…..can I make reservations now from Prom?
Yes, living in a foreign country has some perks but there are few negatives and seeing your children miss out on normal kid stuff is one that I am having a hard time with.
Up next Senior pictures for “L” because some traditions are meant to be kept no matter where you live!
What American tradition would you miss if you ever moved away? Me, I miss Super Bowl commercials!!