Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Preparing The Munchkin For The Big Move
As far as preparations go here's the list:
~ We take Levi over to the new house often...granted he calls it "Tevens house" which means he doesn't get that it will soon be our house. In case you need a translation "Teven" is Stephan.
~ We've moved some of his toys over there so that despite all the renovations it might have some feeling of home (or at least fun).
~ We take Levi to the house frequently for naps, so he can adjust to sleeping in a new place.
~ We've also been taking him to some of the spots we'll soon be frequenting...like the grocery store and nearby playground. Did I just say grocery store and nearby playground?! Oh, I'm going to be so spoiled.
~ I tried talking to him about it, but that totally went over his head. He didn't get upset, but it was obvious that he had no idea what I was jabbering on about.
~ For post wedding, we've decided to postpone the honeymoon. Stephan is taking off the week after we get hitched. We toyed with the idea of going away for a couple of days. We even considered taking more of a family vacation than a honeymoon, but in the end we decided that it would be best to just stick around and adjust to being a family.
I had planned on having more of our stuff moved, so the place would gain a familiar feel. But, things are going a little slower than anticipated. Stephan's trying really hard to get the popcorn ceilings scraped and all of the ceiling debris cleaned up before we move stuff in. But, as is typical with renovations, there have been setbacks. It should be done by the wedding which puts us at moving stuff the week after. Sigh. At least we'll get to visit Nanno and Baw-Baw a lot that week. There's always a sunny side, huh?
Any suggestions from you seasoned and even not so seasoned vets? How would you prepare your kiddos for a whole new life?
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