Henry: Ukwaine is just like Amewica, only it smells bad.

Calvin: Yeah, it's kinda like New York City.


Ambulance Mommy said...

I have to agree...I've never been a fan of the smells of New York City :)

Janelle said...


Helen said...

Hello Sis,
read your post about culture shock phases. tried to send u e-mail but the delivery failed ...
I don't know what it is to move back to Ukraine. I can imagine it is hard. I remember how hard it was when I got there. And then I was young :)
But I know how hard it is for me to be here in Hawaii at the moment. Hawaii!!! --- my dad said "you live in heaven!" ... so what do I have to complain about!?
This is my 4th time to move to a different culture - third time in the last 3 years. So I should be used to it?! Shouldn't I? I really thought it would be easy ... cause as a contrast to Asia, this should be a piece of cake. But no ...
I seem to have had a very short honeymoon as well :) if at all ... (probably cause I haven't made it to beach really more than twice :) ...)
And I am definitely in the phase where I would stay in bed the whole time and don't want to talk to anyone or get to know anyone.
So even though I do not know what you are going through, I think I can imagine a little bit. You are a hero to me - brave to move to Ukraine with your kids! Hang in there! I know you can do it, and there will come the days when you will enjoy that place.
Lots of hugs, Helen

An Ordinary Mom said...


I hope your transition starts to improve!

Unknown said...

LOL! We love living close to NYC, although occasionally the smells get to us. We were in Boston over the summer, and I don't know if they had recently had some of street festival, but it put NYC to shame in the smells dept.

I haven't been here in a while, so I'm excited to catch up on your adventure!