Living overseas is very educational! Mommy wants me to be very smart (and well-versed in toilet paper use), so that's why we're over here in Africa...
Today Ms. Heidi shares some of the things she's learned. Mommy says she can most definitely relate - she hasn't unpacked her hair dryer once in the past year or so - it's too complicated to find a transformer to plug it into...
Things I’ve learned from living overseas:
- Wad it, roll it, stuff it, or glue it, but ALWAYS have toilet paper on your person.
- Eat all the beef jerky and Sam’s Choice peanut butter cups you can while in the states because you’re going to miss them.
- Hairstyles vary widely outside of your own country; therefore, forego packing the hair dryer and stash some chocolate instead. Or a book in a language you can actually read.
- Bribe, plead, threaten, or beg, but ALWAYS have the doctor prescribe Phenergan. For the kids. To knock them out on 30 hour plane trips.
- If that doesn’t work, you can take it yourself. Someone’s got to have some relief.
- It looks glamorous on TV or at church services. In real life it’s not.
- Sometimes that ever-present toilet paper comes in handy as a nose plug. Especially in confined places and Squatty Potties.
- Internet is one of the greatest things known to mankind.
- God has a sense of humor. Okay, I probably suspected this while in the states, but overseas living has confirmed it.
- In spite of the Phenergan moments, being in the center of God’s will is absolutely the most exciting and rewarding adventure you will ever have. Albeit sometimes stinky….
About Heidi: I am the mother of three, wife of one, and a cross culture worker, currently living in Asia. I blog about life overseas, faith, kids, and yes, squatty potties at www.momsministryandmore.blogspot.com I’d love to have you visit me!