You've heard the expression, "Watch what you do in life, as your children will more than likely, follow in your footsteps," right? Parents know this is true in so many cases. Well, a few weeks ago my daughter's family relocated abroad to Beijing to teach at an international school. My grandson in the photo above, (just turned 2yrs.), is also in Beijing & will master 3 languages, as the international school is very structured.
ENGLISH, MANDARIN CHINESE, & FRENCH (!!!)
I'm so proud. (I included a pic of my daughter's Beijing classroom!)
My daughter and my historical traveling buddy from 10 years ago, Kryse, has uprooted her family from San Tan Valley, AZ to Beijing China. (Cupcake, the Pomeranian pooch, is also in tow on dog's 2nd trip to Asia). FYI, this is my daughter's 3rd trip to Asia. (So, those traveling are Kryse, her husband & my grandson, and as mentioned, the pampered travel pooch). (My sister, Kryse's aunt, taught at a school in Nagoya, Japan for 8 years & I taught in Shanghai for 3).
I'm so proud, yes. Simply delighted. Their futures are beaming they're so bright. My daughter and her husband teach at a beautiful International school in central Beijing, and will be residents of Beijing for more than a year. (They may in fact stay for several years!). They do plan on traveling back home for Christmases and I plan on traveling to China just to say hello and to shop for silks. Additionally, I will be promoting my company there.
So, some parents have careers in marketing or real estate, and their children go on to become doctors, attorneys, priests, But in my case, 10 years ago, I sent a single airline ticket for Kryse to join me as my assistant in the classroom in 2006 in Hubei, China. Here's the difference in what 10 years can make. I love my international travelers & I like their decisions. (but I miss my grandson!)
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