I could have gone to the U.S for a touristy holiday, I could have gone for a huge burger but instead I went for the American experience (and a huge burger). So what better way to immerse myself in everyday life than to share it with a fantastic and typically American family.
Spending time with Christina, Penny, Jordan, Jack, Emma and assorted cohorts and pets (four cats and two dogs), I chose to subsume myself not only in the culture but also, and totally unintentionally I might add, a character study of the dynamics of the family unit.
It interested me on many levels from the outside, observing the creativity and kinetics, to the fusion of love and enthusiasm that was whirling around the house. It was impossible not to get involved…
There were many reasons for going the ‘family route’, not least for soaking up the inspirations of my fellow wordsmith bloggesses Penny and Christina. The amount of ideas I got from their creative infusions should keep me going for a substantial amount duration, whilst their grip on sanity is a wonder to behold at times.
The versatility of discussion and activities within the house each day was eclectically diverse and pleasingly random, it was a genuine shame not to mention right proper sad to have to come back to ‘normality’ for the moment…..Next time selected highlights of my two week Washington State Wipeout!