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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Our kids are all dealing with moving in their own way. They will eventually adapt and come to love their new home as much as their old one. In the mean time, some ups and downs.

Our oldest daughter had a rough time saying goodbye to her friends from church, school and gymnastics. We stayed a few days extra to go to her end of gymnastics season show and awards ceremony. She is level one and is doing really well. She was selected as MVP from her level one team (out of 8 little gymnasts). She was very sad to say good bye to everyone yesterday.

Our 5 year old son sometimes seems oblivious to it all, but everynow and then he shows his sensitive side. I think the move is stressing him too, but he shows it in other ways.

Our 2 year old is just coming to terms with moving. As our oldest reminded me tonight when Elizabeth was saying that she wanted to go back now, she said that Elizabeth has never moved before. (Heidi on the other hand is 6 and this is her 6th move).

Henry is cranky with a low grade fever and too much sitting in the car. He doesn't know what moving is, but when he got home Wednesday night and came inside he started to cry when he saw the empty house.

A few more weeks and we will be settled again!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MMHELGESON5 6/26/2013 1:51AM

    Aw, I've been where you are. It will get better soon. emoticon

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HAKAPES 6/24/2013 1:44PM

    New place, new possibilities. Not always easy.

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CASSIOEPIA 6/23/2013 10:51PM

    Hope you all settle in soon.

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DOUGDC 6/23/2013 3:07PM

    Yep - stressful for you and your kids. And you'll all adapt. Great seeing their perspectives through your eyes. Great post.

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THINRONNA 6/23/2013 2:00PM

    Oh do I feel for you! I completely understand all of this as this is what we go through as well. My daughter is 8 and has lived in three different countries and 7 different locations total. I just found out that we are likely moving again. Good luck to you and your family! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 6/23/2013 12:49PM

    Moving is supposed to be one of the most stressful things a family goes through. I was fortunate, when my kids were that small we moved to a new home, but it was one they were already familiar with - we bought my parents' home when they retired.

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NATPLUMMER 6/23/2013 11:23AM


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    Sending your family positive vibes.

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    Hang in there, moving is tough, especially as a child. (I know for me, I always felt like eventually I would have to say goodbye again.) Your children are lucky to have a father like you that is keen to their feelings and needs.
Settle in and enjoy.

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DEBBYFROMMT 6/23/2013 9:04AM

    Aw, the kids will do great. They just need to get settled. When we moved here, our oldest was in 4th grade. She cried and cried when we first told her we were going to move, but we got up here (being the little socialite she was) she had a slumber party with several other little girls and she never looked back. (she's 24 now and I think she enjoyed it up here)

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OPTIMIST1948 6/23/2013 8:48AM

    Moving is rough, having done it a few times, but I promise, they will come around. When you are settled we can meet at a local park and your 5 and my 6 yr old can play. That should bring her around quick.

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JESSIKA_56 6/23/2013 8:20AM

    It's a hard transition, but they will adjust soon enough.

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MERRY_XMAS 6/23/2013 8:20AM

    I can understand how difficult it is for them, I hope that they will be able to find great people in the new location!


PS. I was accepted in the postgraduate program of my university in Information Systems. I can't wait to start in October! Woo-Hoo!

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KRISZTA11 6/23/2013 7:12AM

    You are an amazing father for your children.
I hope you all will get through these challenging times,
and will enjoy your new home soon.

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CASEYSAUER 6/23/2013 6:39AM

    How wonderful to be so in the present to notice and enjoy the wide range of young personalities your children have! Thanks for sharing it with me!

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GOING-STRONG 6/22/2013 10:08PM

    You have your hands full my friend... as you well know the kids will adjust in time. Take care of yourself in the meantime.

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WILSONWR 6/22/2013 10:00PM

    It can be a tough adjustment. I was an Army "brat" growing up and I never spent a full year in the same school until I was a freshman in high school! At least things are not quite that bad any more. Good luck getting everyone settled in!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/22/2013 9:12PM

    Best of luck. Don't know how you handle that life style with kids.

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DIXIEMCCALL 6/22/2013 9:00PM

    Good luck on your move! We have been in Japan for a year now and my kiddos really fit right in and are more comfortable than we are, I think. It took them a few months, but the scenery change (from California) was great for them. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 6/22/2013 8:59PM

    It's tough watching your kids have a tough time with a transition. Everyone will be settled soon and there will be great stories to tell in years to come.

Have a great, relaxing evening! Hope Henry feels better soon.

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