Monday, September 21, 2015

We have a visitor!

I'm so excited, our German exchange student arrived today! 

I've been really stressing about this. We signed up for the program well over a year ago. We host now, & in 2 years my son will go stay with his family for a few weeks. I wasn't sure how I would feel having a stranger stay in our house. And HOW was I going to converse with him?? Well, I was worried for nothing. He is a super sweet kid who speaks English VERY well. Heck, he speaks English better than some people I know.

The boys are out right now, touring our oh-so-exciting town with some of the other exchange students & hosts. Kidding, I love where we live. It's small, homey, & we do quirky things like the Jack OLantern Jaunt for Hallowen & Midnight Magic for Christmas. These students first visited Chicago, & after 2 weeks here they are off to New York. They get both extremes! 

Here they are, ready to bail. I'm lucky I got a picture on their way to the car lol. And how scary is it that they are the same height, both wear glasses (well, my son just got contacts), same hair {if Matthew would cut his}, they both play guitar, they like the same music.... & they both LOVE to eat! They have so much in common that I think this will be fun for everyone. 

Stay tuned ... I will keep you updated on our daily doings :)


Debbie Rodrigues said...

That is so awesome, Michelle!
Such experiences are so good for the young. It's always a great opportunity to learn about other cultures.
I can't wait to hear more from you!

Kim Hilbert said...

That sounds like fun. I've heard fun stories from a friend of mine about the differences of different countries. It was interesting on how we view everyday things. One student was floored at the choices of feminine hygiene and didn't know what to pick, and the amount of choices on a lot of things were overwhelming. Later she had never seen a frog in person and was intrigued. It must be fun hosting.

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