Being an expatriate means there's the annual ritual of a vacation back home. We're on Little Dude's second trip to meet the extended family and it's always a huge change for him. From just seeing mom and dad, he is introduced to a plethora of relations and new faces. His reaction is always mixed: from bawling when someone says 'Hi' to playing happily with them. I am a firm believer in family values. My entire childhood was spent away from our family and I always regret not growing up with grandparents, uncles, aunties and cousins around. I don't want the same to happen with my son and I hope we can return home soon.
(Toddler Tales are snippets of what I'm learning every day from my little one.)