Meanwhile, Papa Gnome gets to endure Ramadan... in Saudi Arabia... in August... alone. Miss you already Momma and Baby!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Alone in Dhahran
Well, summer is here, Ramadan has begun, and Momma and Baby Gnome have returned to the States for the month of August. This is tough for Papa Gnome, but summers here are tough enough for the adults, but they REALLY weigh on the children. At the end of the school year, basically every expat with children sends them back to their motherlands for the summer... sounds glorious, but it is tough. Baby Gnome (who will probably demand to be called 'Big Girl Gnome' soon), outlasted the Academy children, the ARAMCO children, and the consulate kids and was quickly going stir crazy as the last blond hair, blue eyed child in the Eastern Province. So it is worth the grueling 24 hours of travel, not to mention all the family she gets to impress with her new vocabulary and ability to go to the big girl potty... well, most of the time.