We moved yet again!!!

United States
December 2, 2011 3:46pm CST
We just moved from Connecticut to South Carolina. We moved to help take care of my husbands grandmother. It's much different down here then up north. The weather is much warmer and more laid back. My oldest daughter who's almost 8 was the most nervous about starting a new school. At first she was excited and couldnt wait but as the last 2 to 3 days she started not being too sure about it. I always told myself that once my children started school I wasnt going to be that parent that took them out of school every couple of years to start a new school. I didnt really have much of a choice because family will always come first. From this point on my children will not be pulled out of another school as long as I can prevent it. Today finished their first full week and they all love it and have many friends already. I'm so glad they are out going children and were able to make new friends. I am shy and dont do well with change as with my children they are very outgoing and handle change a little better then I do.
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6 responses
• China
4 Dec 11
It is easier for children to adapt themselves to circomstances than the adults , isn't it? You have just arrived at there, your children and their classmates hit it off so well.You moved to South Carolina to attend your husband's grandmother ,not so much as take your children into account,You are so kindhearted.By the way , how far is South Carolina from Connecticut?
• United States
4 Dec 11
Thank you, I try to be kind hearted. I always put family above all. If I remember correctly it was just over 860 miles. It's quite far, took us 13 hours to get down here.
• China
5 Dec 11
It is too far,You have to adjust yourself to the climate here.
@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
3 Dec 11
I experienced moving alot when I was young. The hardest part was, when you have already a close bond to someone, then you find out that you're dad was planning to move to another city, it was hard saying goodbye. And it happened almost every time when we moved. It's been a while sinced we last moved and hopefully we don't have to anymore.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
3 Dec 11
Excellent that your children adjusted to the new school environment very quickly. Yes, that a big relief for parents, indeed. I can well understand that. Weatherwise, South Carolina would be very nice too, more pleasant. Would be nice to go out to the Smokey Mountains too !
• United States
2 Dec 11
Like you I have always been shy and timid. Starting over in a new school would have terrified me as a child, but kids today seem to be more out going them we we're when we were that age. I have a niece and three nephews and all of them have no problem making friends. I'm so glad that they are not like their Aunt or their mother, but are normal outgoing, happy children.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
2 Dec 11
Hello magry. It would be quit a change going from Connecticut to South Carolina for both you and your kids. I lived there for over ten years. I came from the plains states and for a long time I had difficulty with so many trees every where along the highways. I have moved to Michigan a couple of years ago to be with my daughter. I still have some family there,two grown grandchildren that I miss very much. My grandkids did very well in the schools there. They were military brats and were used to moving even though my granddaughter had a hard time saying good by in the lower grades. They went to three different schools there in Lexington. One on base and two off base. Middle school and high school both in the same district so they were always with friends. The summer will get you as the humidity is very high unless you are near the mountains. I hope you take advantage of all the historical reenactments they have down there both revolutionary and civil wars. The kids learned a lot about more than just the battle that were fought there. They learned how people live back then and some history not taught in the books. These reenactments are a lot of fun. let me know if I can help at all.
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
2 Dec 11
I have friends who move every couple of years and I personally don't know how they handle the stress, and I seem to be the only one that helps them with the actual move, and I can feel for your kids I think it would be awful having to start a new school, having to make new friends , being the new kid at school would be hard to take I think.