Monday, October 06, 2008

So when does it get easier?

Here's the thing... I've been here almost three months, and I've learned how to navigate the basics. I've got the kids in school; I can grocery shop and ride the train. I know my way around my neighborhood, and can find my way back when I'm lost.

And yet, it's still hard. We can't just go out to dinner if we don't feel like cooking. Restaruants don't serve until 7:00 p.m. (and bathtime/bedtime starts at 7:30). Doing anything takes planning, packing and scheduling.

All of the recommended activities are either for adults (and/or big kids only), or have ridiculously long lines.

Other families who work with T have gone exploring for weekends, visited wine country, been to the beach, etc. Just getting out of our house is a major undertaking.

I'm not sure it's all culture shock though. Could be, as T points out... the larger the mass, the harder to move. (Our family has a lot of mass!)

I'm just looking forward to being comfortable again - not to be in a constant state of learning.

1 comment:

  1. Rachel,
    Sometimes stepping back can make you realize how much easier it has gotten. For instance, a trip back to your native country.