After two years with her host family, Kirsty will be going back home to England in the middle of April. Here she reflects on her “amazing” experience.
What made you decide to join Au Pair in America?
I have always loved to work with children, and wanted to travel! Joining Au Pair in America was my best opportunity to do both of the things I love to do!
You obviously enjoyed being with your host family because you extended for another year. What was the biggest difference between year 1 and year 2?
When I first became an au pair for my host family I worked every day taking care of my 2 year old boy whilst my older 4 year old boy was at school. Where as in my second year both boys were in school and so this was the biggest change! Having both boys in school in the mornings! I also went to the gym in my second year and not in my first year!!
What are some of the favorite activities your host children and you have enjoyed?
There have been so many activities we have enjoyed together! Some of the favorites are baking (cookies, cupcakes and decorating a gingerbread house) colouring and making Christmas decorations out of salt dough for their special tree
What’s your favorite American food?
My favorite American food would have to be the Cheese Braid Bread that my host mom has made for Christmas morning the last 2 years! It is delicious!!!
But also I tried Sushi for the first time when I got to Louisiana, and this has also become a favorite food of mine!
You traveled quite a bit in the States. Which city or area impressed you the most?
I have seen some beautiful places whilst traveling! The most breath taking sight I’ve seen so far would have to be Niagara Falls! It was amazing to see such a beautiful place! I still have a lot more places to see with my last 2 weeks traveling the West Coast which I’m very much looking forward too
What will you remember ‘forever’ about your au pair experience?
I will remember all the amazing people I’ve met on my journey! Especially my host family, my cluster counselor, and my friends from all over the world!
Also all of the beautiful places I’ve visited and all the special occasions that I have celebrated whilst being here for 2 years! I’ve had the time of my life being an au pair in America and I am so glad that I had this amazing opportunity!