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What the kids are saying

An eleventh-hour pre-departure interview with Chloe and Ciaran

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Q: We're leaving in just a few more hours. What do you expect this trip will be like?
Chloe: Well, leaving is really scary and I can't wait to go. It's also unnerving. I expect the trip to be fun, wild, amazing, educational, and just plain awesome. I have a tingly feeling everywhere because I can't wait to go!
Ciaran: I think it will be enjoyable, fun, awesome.

Q: What do you think will be the best part?
Ciaran: India, because of the tea, and Bali because of the monkey forest.
Chloe: I'm not sure, but in Bali the monkeys and in India a really challenging adventure. Also, I'm not going to be going to school for six months.

Q: Do you think it will ever be boring?
Ciaran: No.
Chloe: We've done a lot of travelling, but I don't think we've done anything that will be as fun as this. Oh, and I can't forget... I'm going to love and adore the plane rides! (I'm being sarcastic, of course...)

Q: Will you miss anything about home?
Ciaran: Yes! Our house. Playing mini-sticks. Playing with our friends. Playing road hockey and ice hockey, and being on a soccer and a hockey team. Going to Granny's.
Chloe: I think I'm going to miss everything here, from our house to and all my toys and belongings. And most of all, my friends and relatives.

Q: Are you worried about anything?
Chloe: I'm kind of worried about what if we get sick? What if we start liking Thailand and just decide to buy a house there? What if I come home and the people renting our house out have destroyed all my Littlest Pet Shops and have peed in my bed?
Ciaran: About getting travellers' diarrhea, and if the kids renting our house don't take good care of my books.

Q: Are you ready for this?
Ciaran: Yes. No. No, yes. Yes.
Chloe: I would love to say yeah, no problem, but to tell you the truth...No, not at all! I've gotten to a point where in these past couple of days, I`ve just kind of forgotten we were going. Then it's a couple of hours before we're leaving and I suddenly realize it's time to say goodbye to everything. So I really don't know!

Posted by The Rymans 19:02 Tagged family_travel

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This is all so very exciting guys! I hope that the plane trip isn't too long and nothing but the best , wish I could have been there to see you off! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!
Chantal

by chantal

Oh my god!!!! I can't believe your leaving already!!!

by angela

Patti & Mark, very happy to read this morning that you made it to the other side of the world safely, and all the flights were uneventful – all on time. Give Chloe & Ciaran a big kiss from me. A few days of rest and then, let the adventure begin.

Godspeed!
Mom

by Grannie Annie

Your Blog is great!
So glad you have all arrived safe and sound. I love the pictures of the kids falling asleep at the table.
I will have to read the kids your Blog tomorrow, and have a map handy so I can explain where you are.... two cereal bowls cupped together to make the earth to explain to William where India is in relation to Ottawa is just not cutting it.

Looking forward to your next entry.

Ann

by Ann

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