After 9 loooooooooooong months, we are finally at the end of our house selling/buying extravaganza. While we’re not moving this weekend (the buyer’s buyer couldn’t get their new loan finalized in time), we will be looking at a move in two weeks and I will say that we are all ready for this new chapter.
No more living in one room at my parents house. (although HUGE THANK YOU to my folks for putting us up so we weren’t commuting 3+ hours per day!)
No more living out of a suitcase and box.
No more wondering what box something is packed in and if it is easier to replace than find.
We’ll be in our own home with our own things and oh man, are we so excited.
Throughout the process, I have learned a lot about selling and buying a home with a little one underfoot. It’s not easy, friends. The moment I think “Gosh, this is so stressful for me and Doug with the mortgage and boxes and repairs!” then Harrison finds a way to remind me that it’s stressful for him, too. His whole world is in boxes, he’s living in a different home, we keep talking about this unknown “new house,” and he’s so nervous that his crib won’t be going with him. I realized that fear is so real for him this morning when he saw his changing mat in the back of my car — I’m taking it to my friend Brandy to use for her new little guy and Harrison was like, “THAT IS MINE!” He’s potty trained and another baby needs this but the reality is that he’s afraid of losing everything.
So here’s my tips on how to help the little ones with a big move:
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