They're excited!

United States
February 24, 2009 7:37pm CST
My kids are very excited about the move, and I found it odd that they were this excited, especially my oldest. He has it great right now, there are a lot of kids his age in our neighborhood, and he plays with them a lot. His very best friend lives within walking distance, and another best friend lives right next door. When we move, the kids will stay in the same schools, but we'll be a 10 minute drive away from where we are now, so my son won't be able to play with his friends as much. He's looking forward to being able to take a bus to school though. He also has to give up having his own room. In the new place he'll be sharing with at least 2 of his brothers, possibly all of his brothers. My daughter is getting the smallest room either to herself, or sharing it with the youngest (we haven't decided yet it will depend on how much space there is). All of the kids are excited about the new bedroom situations. The twins are happy they won't have to share with each other anymore. It's all just going to be a big change, and so far they're looking forward to it. Do your kids get excited about moving, or do they get nervous and anxious?
4 responses
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
25 Feb 09
When we moved here our oldest was almost 4. She was kind of excited to move. Once we moved though she decided kept saying she wanted to go home. I think she thought we were only staying here not living here. Our middle one was only 18 months old so she didn't know what was going on and our youngest didn't exist yet. I think if we were to move again they would probably be excited about it too. I'm glad your kids are excited about the move. It probably would be harder on them if you were moving where they had to switch schools or something. Good luck!
• United States
26 Feb 09
Yes, that's true. I don't remember how my oldest felt the last time we moved. I'm not certain he was looking forward to it, but up until thi place our moving hadn't worked out for the best for him. This is the first place we've lived that he's really liked.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Well, as you know the kids and I moved just recently. My daughter is too young to understand the whole moving thing, but my son was excited about it. He had to switch schools and that was part of the excitement.
• United States
25 Feb 09
Wow, you moved quick! I do remember you saying you were concerned about switching him mid-year. But you know it's so hard to keep track because I don't always see all your discussions! Well, I'm glad your son was excited about the move, and I hope he's still liking his new school. Luckily mine won't be switching schools. The twins will be switching bus numbers, and my oldest will begin taking a bus, that's all.
@GreenMoo (11842)
28 Feb 09
My kids have been fine with the moves I've put them through so far, and I've moved countries as well as just from house to house. I think that so long as kids know exactly what's going to happen and feel involved in the process then they'll be OK. It's when they are uncertain that they get anxious. Sounds like your kids are sensing that you're happy about this move. If Mum is happy, kids are happy :-)
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
wow... I could just feel how excited your kids are, and that's great... :) I hope we could move to a new place, coz we've been here where we live for more than 5 years and the owner has not even visited and ask what repairs should be done. I guess if we're able to find a new house, my kids would also be excited especially if they would have their own separate rooms.