Canada Day & USA Independence Day
Our son will have dual citizenship once his adoption is finalized and the Canadian immigration paperwork is all sorted out. It will take time, but it will happen.
I think this is an amazing thing for his future:
He can live and work in either country (should he want to).
He has 2 countries worth of universities/colleges open to him (should he chose to attend university).
He can vote in two countries (should he want to).
He can pay taxes in two countries (okay, this probably isn’t a good thing for him).
He has twice as many country birthdays to celebrate – Canada Day (July 1) and USA Independence Day (July 4).
Technically he is not a Canadian citizen yet. But, tomorrow is Canada Day, we live in Canada and he has essentially all the rights of a Canadian citizen already. So, while I technically have absolute no authority to do so, I’ve decided he is already an honourary Canadian citizen. So we are we are taking tomorrow off and celebrating! Baby MPB will be wearing a cute little Canada onesie. There are many fun family friendly events happening today to mark Canada’s 149th birthday, so we are going to check out at least one of them out. It should be fun.
As he is also a USA citizens, as he was born in the USA, I’m looking for a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July as well. This is a first for Mr. MPB and I as we’ve never paid much attention to this holiday before. But, as we are committed to raising Baby MPB knowing his roots, I decided the this holiday seems like a fun excuse to celebrate and Mr. MPB is humoring me. So, in preparing for our first ever Fourth of July, I wanted to find a cute little USA onesie. But, that has been essentially impossible here (even online it appears no company seems to want to ship one to Canada for an evenly slightly acceptable price). And there are no organized parties/celebrations happening either. So, I have to come up with something to do in our house, with no USA stuff on hand. So, to all my American friends, any ideas??
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