The Extraordinary Childhood of a Third Culture Kid

Gina Butz culture, parenting, third culture kids 2 Comments

I grew up on a corner lot with a huge backyard across the street from a giant park. The world was our plush, Kentucky bluegrass playground. Our kids grew up surrounded by concrete. The nearest decent patch of grass was a solid mile away across a busy street. One day, when they were littles, I lamented this fact to God. …

A Different Childhood

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How many Twinkies have you eaten in your lifetime? I haven’t had one in about a millenium, but our kids have never had Twinkies. Or Ho Ho’s. Or Little Debbie snack cakes, Ding Dongs, etc. etc. They also are unfamiliar with Cool Whip, Velveeta, and Cheese Whiz. This came to our attention last night at dinner, and it occurred to …