Bringing Up Brits

Are my children 100% British?

Are my children 100% British?

It was my hope that as my children grew older, they would gradually become more ‘American’ in the sense that they would understand where I come from and how I grew up (through talking and learning) and therefore feel proud to be part American and also feel an affinity, if only in a small way, […]

Ya’ll go play now

Ya’ll go play now

I can tell I’m exhausted – yesterday at the playground I actually told the kids “ya’ll go play now”. When I’m tired I tend to slip back into a Knoxville TN accent. This is where I spent my pre-teen and teenage years and where I had those horrid ‘coming of age’ experiences. So I suppose […]

A true Brit, My son is truly British

Yesterday my 11 year old son Samuel told me he met an American kid at summer day camp who was really friendly. Samuel told me he was very surprised at how friendly this kid was. “He came up to me all smiling and put his arm around my shoulders. He was nice but I mean, […]