This is the last week of school for my oldest son. The week where there is not much to do except "hang out," and have activities such as; 2012 olympic day! As a requirement the kids need to go in their national costume or the colors of their flag. Here is where it gets a bit complicated. He was born in the US, has an Italian nationality (because of my family), and speaks spanish like a Colombian, although he has only lived there for one year out of his 11! So where is he really from? And then the little one was born in Barcelona, but only has an Italian passport, and now lives in Amsterdam, which flag does he get to take? This topic is brought out quite often in this household. Where do we really belong? Is it about where you spent most of your childhood? But in the past 11 years we've moved 7 times, so where does this leave my oldest? I guess these are all rhetorical questions. For now I'll settle that they both belong to me, that is, until they are old enough to leave and find out where they belong!
Let's see what flag he decides to take! I'd love to know, do you feel quite at home wherever you are? Do you feel that you belong to a certain nationality, and you wear those colors proudly?