Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tiny Talk Tuesday - Moving is Tough

Tiny Talk Tuesday celebrates our children and their view of the world. They continually make us laugh and by recording their Tiny Talk we can focus on one of the many JOYS of parenting! If your kiddos made you laugh this week (don't they always), then feel free to share the humor! Check out more Tiny Talks with Mary.

Over the past couple of weeks we have been in the midst of moving. We are finally moved in but over the past couple of weeks we have had some interesting conversations with That Other Kid! Here are just a few of them:

"Why do we have to move away from this house? Can't the "landlords" just let us live here forever?"
My response was, "No, they need to let someone else live in the house for a while. We have lived here for 6 years and it's someone else's turn."

"But can't I just take my room with us? It is my room!!"

"What about karate? Are they moving too? I don't want to miss out on karate!"
"No, karate isn't moving, but you still get to attend! We will just drive over there once a week and see all your other friends!"

Then I reminded him of all the benefits of living in the new place...being close to two of his friends, being close to the ice rink, being close to great parks and having his tv in his room....which he has never had. He still wasn't too sure about this move but he has adapted well this week. He is even spending time in his room!! This is a great thing to me, since he HATES to be alone!!

Moving is tough for all of us, but I love how kids are so resilient!


Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Aw, moving is tough! We've lived in 5 states in the last 6 years so I sympathize. Glad to hear you're getting settled in. Hope it feels like home soon!

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Tiny Talk Tuesdays are fun!

Kate said...

Hey Ann - I'm so glad the move went well. I absolutely abhor moving (we've done it quite a few times). Now we're pretty much in the house we'll probably be in for most of our lives, which is such a weird feeling after moving around so much. And I'm glad karate is still in the routine.....I can see that was a source of concern!