Moving sucks. Like, really bad. It’s taken weeks of late nights to box up our house and I never want to do this again. We don’t even have a huge home, yet we seem to have acquired so many unnecessary things liiiiiike a playstation, 35832750435 DVDs, half-used candles, so many unused wedding gifts that end with “maker” (ie: brie maker, waffle maker, etc.) and SO much more. Why? Whyyyyyyyy????
Caroline turns 3 in a few weeks and I’m planning to host her birthday party in our new house. There will be plenty of unfurnished rooms, zero crafted decorations and tons of unpacked boxes but I’m hoping to pull off a low key party shortly after we move in. She requested a “yellow” party soooo hopefully I can at least find the party box with the yellow streamers in the next few weeks…and the wine glasses. Definitely the wine glasses.
I experienced severe mommy-guilt last week. One morning at drop-off, Caroline’s teacher pulled me aside to inform me that all the girls in her class have been in the school ballet program ALL YEAR and Caroline gets really sad when she doesn’t get to go with them on Fridays to ballet class…and is even sadder when her girlfriends return to class and show off their new ballet moves. Seriously, I had to scoop my heart up off the floor and marched straight to the front office and signed her up for the last 3 classes of the year. You can find me at Target on my lunch break this week shopping for leotards.
Now tell me what’s new with you!
Oh my goodness, moving really is the worst. We moved last year, and I'm pretty sure my husband and I are determined to never have to do that again!
Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld says
Oh moving, I hate you! It really is one of the worst things! It turns your whole life upside down. Good luck getting settled in… I'm ready to see the new house! EEK!
Trish Felecos says
Moving is the worst! I can SO relate to the half-used candles, endless DVDs, and random cords/electronics that I never actually see in use. #sigh Cannot wait to see your new house once you get settled and hear how it all came together. I'm in the brand new 2 under 2 stage of life with a 2 week old and 17 month old…currently going back into your archives for tips on soaking up this crazy time!
Georgia Glam says
You don't use your waffle maker?? Girl, we use ours all the time! Our favorite is to put cinnamon rolls in there instead of batter! Delish 🙂 So glad to hear that Caroline is sleeping through the night, can't wait to see her in a tutu!
Moving is awful! We did a cross country move a year and a half ago, and we still have about 15 boxes in the attic that I would be happy to toss without opening. Obviously if we didn't need them in the last 1.5 years, we probably won't need them at all…. Hang in there! Also, we did a yellow party for my son's 2nd birthday and it was my favorite party to date: http://heylittlemomma.blogspot.com/2014/08/haydens-yellow-party.html. I'm including the link!
Poor little ballerina !!! The working mom guilt is soooo hard 🙁
Tracy Lyons says
I love this. Good luck packing. I just started… and have three months to go. I can't even imagine how crazy it must be for you. Also, the ballet class… precious. At least one day you can tell her a good story, right?
Katy Nustad says
Oh my goodness!! I do not experience Mom Guilt but this cut me to the core! You are doing a fantastic job Mama!!! We are also in the middle of moving and I feel like I have 'senioritis' – I'm already over it!
Bekah Walsh says
haha yes! any kitchen appliance that can only do one job has to go. we received a ton of "makers" we didn't register for and ended up regifting them to a bachelor at our church when he moved out of the barracks into his own place.
شركة البدر توفر كافة انواع قرميد لجميع الفلل والشقق بافضل الانواع والاشكال المتميزة الموقع الالكتروني:http://www.brickksa.com/
Sara Elizabeth Miller says
No Mommy guilt!! You're doing a GREAT job! See that thing up there about night terrors? You've been paying attention and doing everything you can about the big stuff. There's plenty of time for ballet, mama. Hugs.
Moving is the worst! On a side note, a brie-maker? I need more information on this one, lol!
Caley-Jade Rosenberg says
Oh friend, I long for a real cuppa with you!I am so glad the night terrors have stopped and moving is almost over for you. Yay for parties in your new home and that gorgeous back yard. Goodness me, little Caroline is going to be the sweetest ballerina x