When living in Vietnam, we decided to sign up for a race on Phu Quoc island and make a fun weekend of it. I often do things on a whim simply for the experience. Even better if I can score a free t-shirt. She would run the 5K, and I the 10K, and then we would meet up and head to a beach bar. I figured it would be fine since I had run cross country and track in high school with exceptional mediocrity. I was wrong.
Celebrating Christmas while living abroad requires significant motivation and careful consideration, especially when it is not practiced or more of a novelty in our host country. Now that our kids have entered the age of relentless curiosity, Brian and I have confronted what the winter holidays actually mean to us…and how we are going to approach the whole Santa Claus situation.