Getting Orientated

Last couple of weeks have been busy busy busy

We were totally pampered by the hospitality of the South

The people here had thoughtfully put together a week and a half program to orientate us to living in the United States

The group of us, mothers and wives from some 40 over different countries, was a melting pot of different languages and cultures

Every morning the Dad would go to work and I would pack the kids with me and drive half an hour to meet up with these ladies

The kids were taken care of while we sat through a morning of lessons

They fed us every scrap of information we needed to know

From fixing a child car seat to what to do during a tornado

They brought us around in iconic yellow school buses to tour the local supermarket and introduced to us every single thing a domestic queen needed to know to run a household

It was informative, educational, fun and social

The last time I attended an orientation was more than 20 years ago, during my uni days

Even so, it didn’t last that many days

Last weekend, one of the American family invited us to their lake side house for a party

The house was huge enough to accomodate about 80 of us and the place was tastefully done up and immaculate

Unfortunately my handphone battery ran out and I only managed to snap a couple of outdoor pictures

The kids had a blast jumping in and out of the lake

while the adults chilled and hung out in the huge yard and partied till sunset

It was a beautiful and wonderful experience

I don’t think I’ll ever get a chance to attend a party like this back home

And I am certainly looking forward to more new experiences here


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