You’re Not ALL That (aka the “things I won’t miss” list)

Yesterday, I wrote about all the things I will miss when I move back to the U.S.

In the interest of fair disclosure, there are a FEW things that I won’t be so sad to leave behind.

  1. Head lice.
  2. The lack of mesh window screens. If I had a pound for every bee/wasp/fly/dragonfly I have killed in the past few years…
  3. People snickering when I “mispronounce” words
  4. ” ”      “”  when I say “pants”.
  5. Rain
  6. Spiders. everywhere.
  7. Spider webs. EVERYWHERE.
  8. Hard water
  9. Not having a shower in my house. (A bath is nice every now and again, but not first thing in the morning.)
  10. Cool summers/summers without sunshine (this year was the worst)
  11. Head lice.
  12. Being confused for a tourist because of my American (“are you Canadian?”) accent.
  13. Being confused for a Canadian. HELLO.
  14. The indifference of shop clerks.
  15. Cadbury’s chocolate. (Yes, I happen to LIKE Hershey’s. It’s all what you were brought up on, people.)
  16. Rain
  17. Did I mention head lice?

I’ll stop there, because I don’t want to sound whiny.

And to clarify – yes, head lice does exist in the US, but not to the extent that I have experienced it here.  In fact, I NEVER experienced it personally until I moved here. I won’t discuss how many times my daughter has shared it with me. *shudders*

*To my friends at home: we do NOT have a problem with this now. It is ok to hug us when you see us.*

Overall, though, it isn’t a big list.

And I’ll end this with a thought:



  1. Thom Higgins says

    What should you say instead of pants?

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