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Hooked into Costa Rica

November 26th, 2007

The end of the school year in Costa Rica is the beginning of December. Thus cometh November, we parents bringeth thy children all over the place. We’ve got to be everyplace at once….end of the year ballet receiptal;several theater productions; gymanstic’s holiday show; tests; grades; first communions, graduations, and on and on it goes.

I pack snacks; drive; wait; drive; empty snack packs and repeat.

My kids are exhausted, and so am I. I wonder if all this running around amounts to anything other than bags under our eyes. The problem is the hook. What’s the hook?

I laugh at the plays. I cry at the ballet performance. I’m a sucker for anyone, or anything, giving it “their all.” My eyes well up the moment I see the effort; the moment performers – ballerina, thespians, dolphins, volleyball players – take to the stage, field, or course.

It’s like that great shot in golf. The entire game may suck, but then on that one hole, you step up and whack….it’s a perfect shot…and you’re hooked. You return to play again despite it all.

When anybody gives it their best shot, reel me in because I’m hooked.

5 Responses to “Hooked into Costa Rica”

  1. crrobs on December 5, 2007 2:20 pm

    My wife and I don’t have kids yet. Though we are considering having a few in CR

  2. crrobs on December 5, 2007 2:23 pm

    Actually, just wondering how your med expenses are for kids?

  3. Susan on December 5, 2007 9:40 pm

    Medical expenses vary. For drugs, the big brands can be just as expensive as US. Though overall, most drugs are cheaper.

    INS varies. You can bring insurance from elsewhere, lots do and it seems to work at the mainstream hospital.

    For a family of 4, the insurance I am guessing, private that is, could be around $2400 a year. I think 80-% in hospital and outside too. Though, it’s tricky getting doctors to use the insurance, sometimes you have to pay all and then get reimbursed. Lots of forms.

  4. crrobs on January 17, 2008 11:25 am

    Thanks for the info!

  5. Amie on May 25, 2011 4:57 pm

    My family and I just moved to Belen in Heredia…I have a 6 year old boy and 4 year old girl. We were wondering if there is a network of expats with kids that get together? We would love a play group!
    Thank you,
    Amie Parsons