A Day in Our Island Life
Although my life isn't that different from that of any other working single mom in the US, it is a little unique so I thought I'd share what a regular day looks like for Earth and I. My day usually starts at 5:30 and although some mornings I can manage a little coffee before Earth gets up, our room is pretty small and quite often he gets up when I do.
I drop Earth off at the preschool on base
and then head to the chow hall for breakfast.
When I finish at work, I pick up Earth and we'll either take the ferry back to Ebeye, meet up with friends on Kwajalein, or have a picnic dinner by ourselves. This evening it was a picnic dinner at the beach since the power was out on Ebeye and I knew I wasn't going to be able to cook at the apartment. While we were eating, some of Earth's friends from preschool showed up and he spent the evening playing with them while I got to know their parents a little bit.
Mama, watch me!
Eventually it was time to head back to Ebeye and to our apartment. Another ferry ride, then pajamas and a bedtime snack
before cuddling up with some library books.
All in all, an ordinary day. We're slowly reconnecting with old friends and meeting some new ones, making the connections that make it feel like home. We miss everyone back in the States but I want Earth to feel grounded and happy here, for however long we're going to be here.
What do you do to make someplace new feel like home? Do you have any family rituals that you have to do whether you're home or away to make your day complete?
How many times a day does the ferry travel? We used to keep up on David's life by having a good and bad time talk about his day at bedtime and had an excellent chance to share our lives and lessons so teaching him.ReplyDelete
The ferry runs about 10 times a day, mainly in the morning and evening. Earth and I do most of our talking as soon as I pick him up from school. He's having a wonderful time there and loves to tell me all about his day and his friends.Delete