You go home for summer break
You can do currency conversions in your head as fast as your times tables
Everyday math means figuring out time zone differences
Your packing skills are legendary
Your speech is peppered with foreign lingo and slang from the places you’ve lived
You sing “Happy Birthday” over Skype or FaceTime more than twice a year.
You bring an extra suitcase when you travel home to bring back food, paper goods and cleaning products
You know the actual names of Ikea furniture lines
You have appliances that use different plugs and a corresponding drawer full of adapters
The day your sea shipment arrives is better than Christmas
Cultures Day at school causes angst and uncertainty
Your kids attend a school where there is a Cultures Day
When you travel home it takes you a while to get used to the sound of listening to everyone around you speak in your mother tongue.
You don’t think twice about pulling your kids out of school during non holiday times
It’s not uncommon for you and your spouse to be on separate continents for several weeks at a time
Your anxiety dreams no longer feature showing up for class unprepared, but showing up to the airport without your passport
Your children know the words to more than one National Anthem…or even more likely, none at all
Your spice cupboard has spices in more than one language.
Google Translate is your homepage
You have to consult Google Translate to figure out how to operate your major appliances
You have trouble figuring out who to support in international sporting competitions
How about you?