Jan 25, 2017 the kids will never remember
We have started to contact people on our list this week! It has been a blast to call you up and hear genuine excitement on the other end of the line. In this process I definitely am the more serious one. I have my questions and I stick to the list. My husband just dances around, interjecting thoughts/questions at his leisure so I am sure we come across-like we often do… very unpolished. We still have more people to reach out to but for now I need a break from interview questions!
We are grateful to be receiving waves of positive compliments from people that ‘get it’. Every now and again, people call what we are doing into questions. My favorite remark is, “but the kids won’t remember.” It makes me smirk and shake my head because I realize how differently we see things. They have a different understanding of what my actual motives are for this adventure.
Traveling the world is a dream that we are fulfilling sure, but a bigger dream for us is to have a healthy, happy family.
I am not traveling the world with my children so that they can say they have been to all of these places as adults. Because you are right the likely-hood of them remembering is low. I am doing it to create UNITY and a BOND for my family.
We felt like we were becoming to busy with our lives and worried that we would lose our family if we didn’t take some time to create solidarity before our kids were grown. We decided to become professional parents for a year, with some nanny help-obviously. If I invest in this time with my family while my children are young, then hopefully it will generate a link that will give us support and love for the rest of our lives.
A friend of mine told me if you want to experience what your family is really like move away. Establish your own people and then move back and you will have your grounding.
Honestly traveling with kids will be work, it might be easier when they are older, but if I keep putting things off until it is most convenient, I would be putting off my whole life. In truth there is no such thing as the perfect time. We are at a point now where we are physically healthy, financially able, and our kids still want to be with us! Ha! We don’t know what all those factors will be down the road. I don’t want to sound macabre, but we don’t know how long we will be on this planet. I look for ways to realize my dreams and then devise time to do it.
Because the things you really want, you can’t talk yourself out of.