No I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth I just sent my kids ½ way around the world.
With only my parents living here in Belgium our kids are basically growing up without any family/cousins around. It’s really sad since having your cousins around is important. And because plane tickets tend to be rather expensive, especially during the holiday season. So the kids have not been to South Africa for nearly 4 years.
The previous times they went to visit in South Africa they flew over with either Himself, or my mom or a good family friend. This year they flew un-accompanied.
Rather than putting them on the plane here in Brussels and then have them change over in Amsterdam we opted to drive them to Amsterdam and let them get on the plane there. Meaning they get on the plane there and get off in Johannesburg.
We got up at 4 on Friday morning to drive them to Amsterdam. As you can imagine they were super excited and once we checked in their bags we had to hang around for about 2 hours. So every 10 minutes one of them would ask if it was time to go yet.
|About ½ hour before they left|
And you know what, when we were saying goodbye it was us trying to wipe away tears not the kids!
We spoke to them for about 2 minutes, on Friday night after they got home with my in-laws. Then we skyped them again on Saturday and Tiger didn’t even want to talk to us. Cat said we were being annoying calling them.
That’s what you get when you raise your kids to be independent.
|1st picture of the cousins together in nearly 4 years|