August 22, 2016

Astana, Kazakhstan | 1st Days of School

Kurt and I are always amazed at our kids and their ability to adapt to new countries and new schools.  We know it can be hard for them, but they do it and they do it with (mostly) smiles.  Adapting to new situations is an important life skill that moving around has taught them - they have seen that new is good and even exciting and that starting over is a great opportunity.  They also know that eventually they always make friends, they always learn where their classes are, and their new country always becomes "home".  It helps so much that they have each other and they're all going through it together. 
Well, I'm looking forward to a consistent schedule and I know the kids are, too.

Macy is starting her senior year this year.  Class of 2017!  

Aja will be a Sophmore this year

Noah will be in 5th grade

Zoe will be in the 8th grade

Max is starting 2nd grade.  I asked him if he was scared for his 1st day at a new school and he said, with a big confident smile on his face (and a dab),  "Mom, I don't worry about those things."