I met my husband in China when I was studying abroad in college and I just stuck around to be with him (debatable if that was the real reason). This lead to an array of different jobs and lots of travel. After about 5 years, we both moved to America where we now live.
Since we always spoke Mandarin with each other, we still speak Mandarin at home. It makes for a great “secret” language when out in public too! My Inlaws live with us on and off and do not speak Mandarin. This means our 2 adorable little ones are learning 2 dialects of Chinese and probably English too. It also means that stereotypes need not apply when it comes to any of my relationships – see white girl living with Chinese Inlaws.
We travel back to China regularly and regularly have Chinese friends and family staying for extended visits. I feel like I live between 2 worlds or sometimes in a completely different microcosm that is Chinese American culture. Sometimes I can’t believe how unexpected my life is.
Mostly now, my life is about my babies who are expedly as beautiful and intelligent as people stereotype half white/Chinese babies to be.