3 THINGS I WAS SURPRISED ABOUT THE US
I’ve moved to the USA after meeting my husband at the ‘match-making’ party organized by my friend. After spending my whole life in Russia, I was surprised about american lifestyle and responsible, family- oriented men.
✅ YOUR AGE DOESN'T MATTER
I was so glad to discover this in my 40s. Many people here constantly compliment me and tell me that I’m young. At first I was looking for a trick, I was worried they told me this just to be polite. The truth is they are really honest about it.
Americans can quit a job, leave their hometown and change their lives completely after their 40s. To start a baking business after years of working at a bank? Easy! Nothing is impossible if this is your dream and true passion.
✅ NAKED CHILDREN
Not literally, of course. What I’ve personally seen: a woman was wearing a warm hat, jacket and boots while her baby stayed with bare toes sticking out from under his pants. All I thought about was “How is she not deprived of parental rights?”
But it makes sense. This is a culture and a way to toughen your child up.
✅ SUPER DADS
There are much more fathers with their children compared to Russia.
- Jogging in the park with a stroller
- Family biking: dad and his child
- Dad is going to the gym with his child and provides fun exercises or stops by a playroom
- Dad is doing groceries with his son
- A lot of men joining dad courses that build the skills, knowledge, and confidence of dads-to-be
In conclusion, the USA is an amazing country to live and to build a family!