We have had no regrets moving to Australia, but of course there are a couple of things that we miss from home like old friends and family and silly things like Twisties, Bluff oysters, onion dip, Tui’s (the bird, not the beer, although the beer is pretty good come to think of it…), that sort of thing. The bit we miss the most though is definitely not having grandparents just around the corner!
Luckily, our Mum and Dad have just come over from New Zealand to stay in Australia for 3 months – YIPPEEEEE!!
They have six grandchildren here, so more than enough kids to keep them very busy! They’re all young and full of beans and want nothing more than to bounce or climb all over Grandma and have Grandad chase them down the hall. It must be exhausting! They don’t complain though. I think they know they can give them back at the end of the day, and it’s for a finite time so it will soon go back to the twice a year visits.
For my sister and I it is EXTREMELY helpful and a bit of a godsend to have them here. How do people cope without Grandma and Grandad around to help out every now and again? Makes a world of difference to how much you can get done having the kids off your hands – in good hands, and you know they are having fun. Even if it is for a few hours, it’s brilliant!
The kids all LOVE them to death of course, and would much rather hang out with fun grandparents than yelly parents any day.
When they have to go home again, the kids, and more to the point, we are going to be DEVASTATED! It’s ages away and already we’re dreading it! Sigh.
We need a teleport machine thingy.
And the little one said has a love of good design, beautifully made, quality children’s clothing, toys, accessories and home décor – in fact, all manner of stylish things for your little one. The range has been carefully selected from Australian and New Zealand designers and go from newborn up to size 10.
And the little one said –‘ because everyone needs a little style’