July 4, 1776… the signing of the declaration of independence by the Founding Fathers. What an important day for America!
QUALIFYING TO BE “AMERICAN”
Notice I wrote ”OUR country”. It has been 10 years since I have been living in the USA, and it has taken me that long to finally feel like I belong here. I even took the citizenship oath a couple of years ago, and had to study for a test! I wonder if most Americans, and a lot of our au pairs, know some of the basic questions asked about the constitution, the political and legal system?
Some are more tedious and quickly forgotten, but others I think would be worth discussing around the dinner table with your spouse, children and your au pair… and test their knowledge of their (host) country!
These are not too difficult, and hopefully your family passed the test. But I believe knowledge is liberty, and liberty can only be appreciated when we understand there was a price paid to obtain it.
AN “INDEPENDENCE DAY GIFT” FOR NEW HOST FAMILIES!
Parents applying to the au pair program between July 6 and July 31, receive ONE FREE MONTH OF CHILDCARE! A little bit of independence and flexibility with balancing your career and family life, in the form of a nice $550.00 discount on your 12-month au pair childcare program fee. Just contact me for more details!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
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