It’s no secret I love my summers back home with my kids. I love sharing every aspect of my homeland, culture, family, friends and all that I did growing up with them, each and every summer. We have just landed on the West Coast of America, greeted with the amazing hot sunshine that summer brings. Each year, we make so many memories together here and my kids get to live the summer life that I had growing up and for that I will forever be grateful for.
It’s been a tough few months for the LTM household for numerous reasons and I couldn’t wait to come back home where I can live a slower pace of life, a simpler life and heal all those wounds with family around. There really is nothing better than come home. The welcome, the love, the support, the comfort that home provides and so many more bonuses are always waiting for me with open arms. I have only been home a few days (minus the horrible jetlag this time for me and the kids) I instantly feel a little better about everything. It really is the best medicine and I am sure the kids’ laughter and sunshine help too.
They come alive too. They love that we aren’t constantly rushing in the car to go somewhere. We are silly and run around in the woods exploring. We swim in the rivers, lakes, and pool to cool off. The sun is always shining when we wake up, basking us with it’s rays. That vitamin d really does warm the soul too. The fresh air does the kids so much good too. There seems to be less bickering by them and a lot less shouting by me. That was one of my goals to learn how to speak to my children again and stop immediately shouting for them to stop it or be nice or whatever it is that has them crying. I think when you are rushing around and busy all the time your patient levels drop drastically or at least they do for me. I really am so aware of that lately and want to fix that before we go back to England.
This summer is really about seeing as much family and friends as possible, having fun in the sun, and really paying extra special attention to them both as much as I can. I want to play with them more, get down to their level and teach them more. I want to experience more with them than ever before. They are only little once and it’s so important to take advantage of the time we have here.
So it might be a little quieter on my blog while we enjoy each other but don’t worry we will be popping in and out on the blog sharing our adventures and especially when we return too. Our instagram will be flooded with holiday spam each and every day so do pop over and say hello. Don’t forget check out where our USA summer adventures have taken us this year over there too.
If you don’t live where you grew up you will know that amazing feeling as an expat of coming home. Or even if you aren’t an expat and just moved a few hours away. There is something so amazing about being back where all your memories began as a child.