Of the expat women that I have met, probably around 10 or so I have actually had conversations with, all of them have said that when they had first arrived in Bangkok they cried all the time for months and months. I am sure it is because of the shock of being away from family, the culture, the noise, the city, and much more. I am proud to report being here 2 weeks today I have not cried once. I know this move was meant to be and I feel in my heart that this is home. It’s weird to say that but even when we are here in our temporary housing (which really is just a nice hotel) I still fell like I am at home. I guess that is because all I need to make it feel like “home” is being with my boys.
In my continuing efforts “to make it happen”, today I signed Killian up for swim lessons at Bangkok Dolphins. It’s an accredited swim school that works with kids of all ages, in addition this is a chance for me to meet some more moms! I figured it was a good idea to sign him up since he had his first interaction with a pool last week and he was pretty freaked out. Instead of a playgroup next week I decided to try something different for next week and join a soccer group for kids. They have a club called kiddy kicks and for children under 2 they have free lessons/playtime with the soccer ball at different fields around the city. The reason I thought to look into soccer is because Killian started kicking his ball, all by himself -meaning I hadn’t shown him how to do this but I think it is because his Shaun the Sheep cartoon had the sheep playing a game of soccer, which he giggle through the entire skit. I’m also pretty pumped it should make him dog tired and maybe just maybe he will sleep past 7:45….
My hope is that with swimming lessons, soccer, a playgroup, an art class, and a music class at Gymboree each week we should stay pretty busy and hopefully I will meet some more moms!
How could I possibly cry when I am this busy?! Well maybe I could cry for a chickfila…. Man, I miss chickfila… Ooooo and 5 Guys