Wine and Cheese (Definitions): Expat Edition

Amazing Race, The (noun): The act of trying to squeeze in everything you want to do before you leave a posting. As in: We’ve been here for three years and still haven’t done this, bought that or been there! See also: Bucket List Black Sheep (noun): The lone expat who shuns his or her countrymen. As in: Wanda…

Wine and Cheese (Definitions): Parenting Edition

Alone time (noun): A closely guarded state of being in which you are able to sit quietly for more than three consecutive minutes without anyone requesting anything of you. As in: I would sell a kidney for some alone time. See: Fantasy, Alternate Reality Attachment parenting (noun): Conducting daily life with a child attached to a parental body…

Wine and Cheese (Definitions): Vacation Edition

Airport Security (noun): Making sure that you have all possible necessities when traveling with small children including extra clothes, snacks, entertainment, fully charged electronics, first aid, Tylenol. And wine. As in: Remember that time Johnny threw up all over us right before take off? Beating the Clock (verb):  The exasperating habit of males to make good…