The last week and a half we have had an even busier household as we welcomed Sharron who will live with us for 11 weeks. She is Chinese from Hong Kong. Some of you may remember when I started blogging we had Sebastian living with us. This is his little sister. He was with us for 18 months before he moved on to Adelaide and boarding school. We still miss him so much. The father likes his children to have a western education and has some association with the school my children go to. It traditionally has quite a few asian boarders. Sebastian was too young to go into the boarding house so he lived with us. It was a huge!!! learning curve. He came to our school to learn the language and culture before going onto a 'bigger and better' school!!!! When we were initially asked to have Sharron we decided we wouldn't simply because of her age but then realised that her father would simply find someone else to have her and at least we know the family and problems that may happen. She is 9 years old and has been sent by herself to live with strangers in a foreign country for 11 weeks. Not quite sure how it can be justified. Apparently the children are academically gifted but we found with Sebastian that yes he was clever but not exceptionally and he had to work very hard at it. Why not let them be gifted with their own age group?? She is a gorgeous little girl who is coming out of her shell more and more every day. She has the most beautiful smile and laugh. The first few days were just horrible with her being very homesick and lots and lots of tears. Something heartbreaking about hearing a little girl sob herself to sleep. Dad thought it was character building and good for her!!
Welcome Sharron, we will do our very best to fill your time with us with positive and fun times!