Growing Up in the Philippines
I don't think it's easy to be a third-culture-kid. To try and daily swing between your parent's culture, your host-country culture, and your own, personal culture.
There are days when I hear comments like, 'I miss America.' Or, 'In America.....' I don't always know how to feel when I hear my kids reminiscing or missing their passport country. America is pretty awesome, and our precious family is over there. So, they have every right to miss it. But, I also never want them to forget what a privilege it is to grow up here.The truth is, I want them to feel equally loyal to every culture that makes them unique.
Wherever my kids end up as adults, I hope they always treasure a childhood growing up in the Philippines!