Even though they get on my nerves family is everything. Now that I have my son family is even more important. I want him to know where he comes from. If I could go anywhere, I’d go to the east coast of The United States.
Today’s topic for the blog-tember challenge is “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?” I know I kind of cheated by saying the whole east coast and not just one place, but I will explain.
Long story short, I’d take my son to visit family. All of our family is on the east coast.
This one was a hard one for me. I have plenty of places I’d want to go. The top one is Japan.I’ve wanted to go to Japan for years. But I had to think of what was important.
I want my son to grow up with people he can count on whenever he needs something. I knew for many people their family isn’t like that. But for me it is, and I want it to be the same for him. I’m not always going to be around for him, but he’ll have his cousins and aunts and uncles to help him.
The main thing that made this hard for me is that going to see family means going to see his dad. I’d be happier if I never saw him again but I don’t have the right to keep his son away from him. My son also has the right to know who his dad is. His dad is one of the most important people he needs to meet whether I like it or not. That would be the first person I’d take him to see.
His dad lives in Georgia so after they meet I’d take him to see the rest of his dad’s side of the family who are also in Georgia. His dad’s family are really great people, and I know that they would be there for him whenever he needs it.
The rest of our family is up a little farther up north. My mom and dad’s side of the family all reside in North Carolina. Since I’ve known these people all my life, I know that he can count on them.
Lastly, I’d take him to see my sister in Ohio. She has three kids; her youngest is three. My sister has my back. I know if something were to happen she would be there in a heartbeat. She would keep my son in line and help him make the right choices. She’d be a great role model for him, and I know that I’d never have to worry.
I hate that all of our family is so spread out. Like the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child, and I know I’m going to need help as he gets older. All of these people all of these people are going to be important assets as he gets older. That’s why it’s important that he has some kind of a relationship with them.
Tell me, if you could go anywhere where would you go?