… that and other stories from those brave enough to date us.
“This is a picture of grandpa,” I said as I looked at the unfamiliar landscape behind him. “Where is he in this photo?” My cousin peered over. “I don’t know,” he said. “I think this might have been Nigeria.”
It has always been clear to me that my children should feel proud of the cultures they were born into. In Sophie’s case, it’s living in Norway with a French-Salvadorian mother and a Norwegian father.
“We are a different breed,” TCK Lauren Abernethy said. “We understand moving all the time and accepting different cultures.”
“I’ve learned more about tailgating and country music. He is now exposed to food other than steak and potatoes,” TCK Brianna Raatz said.
“Lovepats” are people who become expats for love, usually moving to their partner’s home country. When you fall in love and decide to follow someone to the ends of the earth, there isn’t always a lot of logic involved.
“She is my best friend, so it wasn’t the hardest decision to spend the rest of my life with her.” – Chad
No one, not even other third culture kids, can understand exactly what your life has been like growing up around the world – except for the people who shared the same childhood.
From friends to food, weddings are a life event where TCKs can attempt to bring together all aspects of our global lives.
How would you want to raise your kids? Spare them the pain of moving, or give them the gift of travel? I’ve always wondered what it would be like, to raise TCK children of my own.