My family is moving!
Our home for the past 8 years has brought us so many “firsts”. It was our “first” time to flip a home (we remodeled every inch of it). This home was where we had our “first” baby boy, followed by our “first” baby girl. This home is where our kids took their “first” steps, where my son lost his “first” tooth and rode his “first” bike without training wheels. So many wonderful memories to cherish and pack up.
It’s a bittersweet move for our family as we are choosing to build a home close to my husband’s office, and in a wonderful school system. Yet we are leaving behind our good friends and the comfort of our neighborhood. To make moving easier for my 6 year old and 4 year old we made a simple countdown to moving chart, read some books about moving and asked them to be part of the moving/packing process. We had the kids help pack and sort their toys (a wonderful donation time), and then decorate the boxes. My son was also very helpful in taking apart the beds and using Dad’s tools.
At first my son, the 6 year old, was sad we were moving as he would be leaving his friends, but he is coming around and getting excited about his new school and new bedroom. My daughter, the 4 year old, really hasn’t voiced any emotion either way – yet?
I know several of our readers have experienced a “family move” or are preparing to in the future. Are there any fun moving tips or stories you would like to share?