Here we go again! (No, not another baby!) Another move!
Tomorrow, Jeff & I go sign some papers, hand over a really big check and get some keys to our new house! Then it’s moving time!
Well, almost. We’ll own 2 houses for 1 week, giving us that week to move. Tomorrow, complete with family, we’ll attack the house by tearing out carpet, prepping walls for paint and doing some general cleaning. The rest of the week, we’ll paint most of it. And on Saturday, new carpet will be installed. Just in time for us to move in on Sunday.
We’ve been talking to the boys about moving (since, you know, the house is just down the street from us). Today as we were getting into the car to go to church, this conversation ensued:
Finn: “Mama, I don’t think we should go to church.”
Me: “Why not Finn?”
Finn: “I don’t think we should leave our house.”
Me: “It’s okay, we’ll be back after church.”
Finn: “But if we leave our house, someone else might move into it while we’re at church.”
Me: “Oh, Finn…no one else will move into it until Mommy and Daddy say its okay. In another week, me, you, Stephen, Sammy and Dada are going to move to the new house. THEN someone else can move in here. But we will have a new house first.”
Finn: “Okay. But I like this house.”
Me: “I know. But the new house will be good too.”
Sad, huh? Poor little guy. Especially since we’ll see the new people who move in. I suspect that will be confusing for a while! For that reason, I plan on making his new room at the new house look as much like his old room at this house as possible. Something familiar!