The Ex-pat Life of a Two Year Old

Being 2

We brought a 17 month old with us to Nepal and we now have a 2 year old, which means….

She has lived more than a quarter of her life in Nepal.

She refers to herself as ‘nani’ (little girl). “Nani, go!”, “Nani, up!”

She knows her eyes, nose, mouth and ears in both English and Nepali.

She refers to all Nepali woman as Didi.

She loves our Didi and will follow her around the house with a broom saying, ‘Sahffa, Sahffa’ (clean, clean).

She has been known to hug the goats on the side of the road. (Puppy!)

She will discerningly give the Namaste greeting to those who speak Nepali and not to those who she thinks speak English.

There are kids in her play group from Norway, India, UK and US.

She will bust out her Bhangarha moves anytime she hears Nepali music.

She can kill a Nepali Chia in no time flat.


She has become a great traveller, grabbing her blanket and backpack for the long bus and plane rides.

Sleeping it off

She owns the momo eating record for our family.

She is a Third-Culture Kid!

Heading home!