My happy and sad Christmas.
Hello everyone! Time flies so fast; it is three weeks already since I came to Philadelphia as an Au Pair for goAUPAIR. I can’t believe it. And I came exactly on time to experience Christmas with my Host Family in the USA. So, I am thrilled to share with you about my first Christmas here and everything that went with it.
My hosting family and I were very excited for Christmas and everything that went along with it. We decided to wake up at 7 AM because the twins are usually up that time of the morning and we did not want them to wait any longer (or maybe it was us that could not wait.)
We all started with our Christmas stockings which was really fun for me because in my family we usually just open presents and do not do the whole stocking thing. Everyone opened everything really fast and was really happy with what they had in their stockings.
We all had a small breakfast after that to get some energy for all the other presents that were waiting on us and begging us to open them :) The five kids all played their own Santa and got their gifts from under the tree themselves and at times we helped the twins to get their presents. All the children loved their gifts that Santa brought them and I loved my gifts!! I am a person that gets cold really quickly so I got a lot of nice and warm winter clothes which I love!!! Thank you!
Being so far away from my own family did hit me though and I was really sad, I skyped with my mother and brother and it was good to see that they were doing fine but still we could not help but to cry. It is times like these that I miss home the most but then I know that they support me and when I miss them or feel like I can not do this they are the ones that I can still phone no matter what the time and just cry or talk to them and they will help me to get through it somehow.
One of the other Au Pairs who is also from South-Africa picked me up at 2:30 PM and we had some lunch together and then went to the movie theater. It was so nice to be with someone who truly knows what you are going through and who is there for you know matter what. We laughed together, cried together and just enjoyed being with each other for a special day like this.
Although I did not have a white Christmas as I thought I would have, I still had one lovely day and I truly feel blessed to have had a Christmas in the United States of America
If you ever feel like you will be all alone with no friends during the year as being an Au Pair you have to think again. You will meet a lot of other Au Pairs that knows exactly the way you feel and what you are going through and supports and helps you through it.
I have to go but it would not be long before you will hear from me again.
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