I was determined to raise travellers. And I have. We took our kids overseas – 3 international trips – and travelled extensively within Australia because I wanted them to know there was a world outside of their own little bubbles and that it was theirs to explore.
I also believe it helps a person walk in someone else’s shoes if they’ve had some experience of other people.
And, it really makes you appreciate what you have at home.
I couldn’t be prouder of my two kids going out there in the world and wanting to be a part of it all. But man…couldn’t they travel to “safe” places? My son backpacked solo around Eastern Europe for 6 months including visiting Cherbobyl (and was detained in Abu freaking Dhabi for 22 hours on his way home!!) and my daughter is currently 4WD’ing around outback Australia, camping on river banks…where crocodiles live….and outback serial killers roam…
Ack! (picture Amy rocking in a corner….) Haven’t they heard of Contiki?
As I said, I’m very proud but also going prematurely gray trying not to worry about them…. They, on the other hand, are having a ball!
Please tell me I’m not the only worry wart mumma out there?