And you know what really makes moving *extra* fun? Kids. The more the merrier. Kids love moving - there's just nothing they like more than having their things shoved into boxes and hauled away, or leaving neighborhood friends. Thank goodness this is only a local move; when I was a kid we moved cross-country on several occasions - almost always mid-schoolyear - and then you had that whole hurdle to leap. On the other hand a new location did make it more exciting! I think that if it weren't for the back-and-forth nervous half-comprehension of a three-year-old or the ultra-clingy baby, it would only be about half as hard.
Don't get me wrong, I am excited. It's a move in a positive direction to a bigger, nicer house that will (hopefully) be a better fit for us. The neighborhood looks really nice and quiet, with lots of kids. It has a big yard with - imagine this - grass instead of black dirt like we have here. Things may actually stay semi-clean! It's also the same price as we're paying here, so you can't beat that. My only regret is that it doesn't have a fence, but hopefully that won't be a big deal. We just couldn't find anything nice enough and big enough in our area that had a fence. Well, something that wasn't ridiculously overpriced anyway.
All I need is for someone to come wave the magic moving wand and have us two weeks from now, all settled and unpacked in the new house. Poof!
|the kids call this Box Mountain - it used to be our living room|
|just because, Coral and Hobie (except for leg length he's almost as big as her!)|