Monday morning saw three of the Jolie-Pitt kids return to school in a new, exotic location. Shiloh, 4, Pax, 7, and Maddox, 9, attended their new school in Budapest, however it's unclear why sister Zahara, 5 was not spotted.
This is just one of a number of schools the children have attended through the years largely based around mom Angelina and dad Brad's work. While we are certain the kids are well loved and cared for, this brings up a concern that perhaps the children would benefit more from a stable one-school choice among the family.
First thing that comes to mind is how well versed in alternate languages are these children? Budapest residents speak three different languages, depending on who you talk to. According to travelertour.com, the older folk tend to speak German, while the younger Budapestians often know English. Most also know Russian â€” they were once required to learn it in school â€” but they donâ€™t like to speak it. Granted, some do know English, but how about the children? What language do the kids in the schools speak? Is it all English?
Fitting in is another concern. We all know young kids can often speak their minds - and not always in the nicest manner when it comes to those that are different than they are. Are these kids looking at the Jolie-Pitt clan oddly and making them feel unwelcome? Wouldn't the kids have been better off to stay at New Orleans? Maybe, but we may never know.
One has to wonder how the children feel about this. Do they have the ability to speak up and say no? Do they have a choice to have only mom or dad work at any given time so that the other can remain home and keep them in one, stable home and school? Some kids do enjoy seeing the world, too and for all we know perhaps these kids are so used to travel that they like it.
In the end does it really matter? So long as the kids are loved aren't they by and large resilient to most changes? While this is usually true, we can't help but wonder if the children would have chose another option. The world may never know that side of the story, though.
What do you think? Would they benefit more from staying in one location or from traveling the world and being plopped down as mom and dad's work dictates? What would you do if you were Brad and Angelina?