Join Date: May 2002
Location: In the kitchen, garden and online.
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We just moved across the country, my kids were 2 and 4.5 years old. First we had to "stage" the house so everything was packed up. I kept out some toys for them that could fit into a storage bin and kept that in their bedroom closet. It was the end of summer so we were out at playgrounds, biking, sidewalk chalk and play doh, pool or with neighbor kids. It's good to do some crafts, coloring, painting, cutting, pasting, and even baking cookies or helping in the kitchen. And we did weekly trips to the library (I had an excellent library near our last home).
My husband relocated a month before us, I was the one doing all the packing, removal of junk and cleaning. I'd like to never do that again! Way too much for one person.
My girls watched a heck of a lot more movies/tv and pc games than I liked but I had to keep them busy while I packed.
We also did a few trips to the toy store to pick out a new toys since they were so good about it all.
You'll manage, and you'll be happy when it's all done! One thing I wish I did was pack a few presents for myself so when I unpacked there were a few nice surprises for me and not just the same ole stuff ;-)
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