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What a lovely read, Larissa! I greatly enjoyed this. As a relatively nomadic expat myself, I can relate (although we have not been living in that many parts of the world). Your story gives me a beautiful insight into what could be going through the heads of our children. Interesting.
Different cultures are fun. I loved the bit about Inca Cola, Fazer chocolate and stroopwafels. I like that image of exchanging cultures through food.
Paris is great. We live close to it now, have lived there a decade ago. We still go to Monoprix. Fortunately, the "international section" at the Carrefour Hypermarket now has things from many countries. Although Brazil is not there.
Anyway, great essay, happy belated birthday, and I hope you have a better relationship with your mental health at the moment.