Monday, February 22, 2010

House thoughts (not the TV show)

We will be closing on our first home in about 60 hours. We will be moving into said house in about 118 hours.*


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ShankRabbit and I spent this past weekend packing, sorting, organizing, packing, laughing, packing. This state of "half-moving" that we are living in has made for one emotionally-fragile Peanut and mama. Throw in some serious teething and you've got a barrel of fun.

Not really.

Our daughter has made it known that in this time of boxed-up chaos, any teeny tiny change in her routine will send her into meltdown mode.
(see: Bedtime routine. ShankRabbit skipped over the short game of tag they play every night and went straight to story time. The world ended.)

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I've had my issues with this house we are currently renting, (you can get an idea here) but I'm sure going to miss it. Every time I feel the least bit emotional about moving (this is the only home our daughter has ever known WAAAAHHHH...) I think of all the positives of the new place (um, hello FINISHED BASEMENT!).

So far, it's working.

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Confession time: 95% of our bathroom items are packed up. This includes replacement cartridges for my razor (and the scary Cheapo Razors of Death. I'll tell you all about that another time). The one that is currently on my razor has seen better days. I'd probably get a closer shave with a spork.

Thank goodness it's winter. No one** has to be subjected to my hirsute chicken legs.

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And with those pleasant thoughts, I bid you good night.

* - please don't hold me to those numbers. My math is not the greatest.
** - aside from my poor husband.


Anonymous said...

Yay for getting your own house! But I agree...the actual packing and moving part is a huge pain. If you need any assistance let me know!

Tales of Cheerios and Sleepless Nights said...

Bahahaha - let us not discuss the last time I replaced my razor blade. Let's just say Anna was probably still in the womb.

Eternal Lizdom said...

Moving is a pain but once you own, you tend to stay put longer, right?

It will be an exciting adventure and Peanut will adjust fine soon enough. Just keep talking and explaining. I'm sure she's seen the new house and explored it? Is it possible to move things in a bit slowly at first? Take a few toys over a few days before the big move? So she gets the idea?

Isabella said...

@ Maggie - Thanks!

@ Beamer - HA! (and ew) :)

@ Liz - She's had a chance to visit the place, but it was only for a little bit. Even though we close on the 25th, the sellers are "renting" the place until the night of the 27th. So they'll be there up until the very minute we get to move in. No slow transition for Peanut.
I think we have a pretty good game plan though. Grandma is going to keep her occupied in her room (in the old house) while we pack up the truck. We'll explain what's going on, say goodbye to the house, and go over to the new house. Her room will be the first to get set up and she can play in there with Grandma while we move our stuff in.
Although Grandma wants to take Peanut out and about that day, we thought that keeping her close by to see what's going on (and be close to us) was best.

Let's hope it works.

surprised mom said...

Congratulations on getting your own home! Moving will always be traumatic and energy-sapping. I still remember moving into this house almost 17 years ago. God help me when I move again. 17 years worth of memories (read clutter). But, I do have emotional ties to this house, where the girls grew up. But, I take comfort in knowing the memories will travel with me. Good luck to you!

C. Beth said...

Congrats on the house. :) Packing and unpacking sucks, but I'm glad you'll be past that soon! :)