Yesterday was one of those moments that I experience with my children that reinstates why I love raising them here in England. As a Third Culture Kid
myself, I really wanted to raise my sons as TCK
s and travel with them through out the world. I wanted their childhood to mirror my own and to give them even more than I ever experienced just as any parent would naturally feel about their children. There is something so special as a simple school programme, like this Sports day, that can make having children so worth ever moment. It was not about winning or losing but seeing the love of life and the joy of happiness coming from the little person you created.
I know my son Ronan likes sports but we have not had the opportunity to have him involved in any sport teams outside of school yet. All I knew was that he was very competitive and would be really hard on himself at school when he was not 100% amazing at something he just started learning. Due to my work schedule last year this was my first time to see him participate in something with athletics. I just did not realise he was so fast or that he loved running so much. When he got home from school yesterday I swept him up in my arms, gave him a big hug and kiss. I told him I would always love him so much and that his achievements that day did not affect my love for him but made me so proud to see him so happy.
I have included some of the photos from yesterday below along with a special video about Third Culture Kids. Ronan has wanted to guest post on my blog for a while now and we decided to do a VLOG
format. Thank you to all those who asked me questions on twitter and facebook for Ronan to answer. Please let me know after you watch what you think. I know Ronan will want to read the comments so feel free to send him a shout out too.
Today is the second day of May with the Blog Every Day in May challenge. Feel free to join in and if you catch this anytime through out the month feel free to just jump right in. I will be posting my normal posts, so you get a special treat of two different posts for each day this month. Read about Day 1.
Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
I decided to do a VideoLog (VLOG) on how to interact with Third Culture Kids (TCKs).
I hope you find this informative and if you would like to know more about TCKs click the top link.
I wrote out what I wanted to say for 80% of this and the rest was just me talking. You will be able to tell when I run out of my ‘script’ because I will start saying ‘um’ frequently. I apologize and I hope to get better at my future VLOGS. Unfortunately my editing software did not want to corporate today. Let me know if you liked this VLOG and if you would like me to do more of them on the blog.
|Today is my first self portrait for ‘Self Portrait Saturday’ for 2013. Hope to see you every week for each new photograph in the series. If you have not checked out the self portraits for 2012 you can see them at Self Portraits 2012 Pt. I and Self Portraits 2012 Pt. II. Would love to see other people’s self portraits. If interested grab the icon from the side bar for your blog and post a link in the comments to your post. I look forward to the rest of 2013!
|‘Gateway’ self portrait by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2013 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk
My family and I like to go on country walks on Saturdays and so I brought along my wardrobe selection, camera bag, and tripod for the journey. I would like to start adding more videologs to my posts so here is the first one. I have changed to a new You Tube account, but will be uploading previous videos soon.
Video Log 23.02.13
There was a car passing by me on the narrow country road during the middle of this video. Hense the pause and quick segway to my familia. Thank you for checking out today’s post and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!