Not wanting to be outdone by her 7 year old sister, next up is my 10 year old who wants to offer her considered wisdom and thoughts about relocating to Canada. The most interesting thing I’ve noticed is the order of priorities each of my kids put on various aspects of the move. Here, see what you think …
The rules are the same (obviously), and different pictures were requested, purposely chosen and selected by her. Both sisters want it to be made known that they didn’t overhear or compare notes during the drafting of these blogs – enjoy!
For her, the most important things about moving to Canada are:
- Swimming – ‘it’s got to be good and make me better’ were her actual words (she’s a competitive swimmer)
- Going to school – learning new things, making friends
- Eating food – trying new things that are yummy
I then asked her the same series of questions as I did her sister, and captured her responses. Here we are:
1. What excites you about the move?
- What they speak like, how it sounds, what their accent is and how we compare against it
- What the main food in Canada is
- What animals live there and seeing new animals in the wild
2. What interests you about Canada and what do you want to find out about?
- What clothes they wear
- Whether school is the same as in England
- What type of animals we can see in the wild that we don’t see in England
3. What are you hoping it will be like?
I think it’ll be similar to our visits to America – with people driving massive cars and lots of nice scenery
4. If you could only choose 5 things to take with you, what would they be?
- Catty (soft ‘moth-eaten’ toy, with little stuffing left and resembling a cat – hence, the name)
- Cornet (the musical instrument, not the ice cream!)
- Ipad (sign of the times I’m afraid)
- Colouring things – pens, pencils, paper, paints
5. What are you most worried about?
Not seeing all my friends again when I come home as by the time I return, they may have gone to a different high school
6. When you return to England, what do you think it will be like?
- Temperature – I think I’ll notice the difference
- Having all my things around me again
- Sleeping in my own bed
- Busier, I think I’ll notice there are lots more people
I then asked her if she could describe in one word the move – what would it be? She said ……
… because it’ll be fun, it’ll be nice to see a different country, and being able to tell everyone about it when I come home.