Thursday, January 23, 2020

Our Kids Are Sensitive To Change


We have lived in our home since mid-July of 2012. Over the years, our family has grown. We've made a lot of changes within our home during that time including, but not limited to, moving rooms around, painting our entire home, small renovations, moving furniture, etc. When any of these changes have taken place, our kids have a reaction to that.

Pacing. Unsettled. Fear. Concern. Barking. 

All of our kids are very sensitive to change and that includes anything that us humans would consider minimal such as taping boxes and packing stuff.

A couple of days ago, I shared some rather big news. You can read about that here.

This weekend we are going to start the process of packing.

With our kids being sensitive to change, that is no easy feat.

Lisa and I had to sit down and plan how we are going to do this from start to finish with our kid's demeanor and stress level at the top of the list.

So far...

We are dedicating our home office as ground zero. That translates to utilizing that room as an area to put packed boxes and wall d├ęcor in prior to The Big Bodacious Move.

Little by little, I'm going to pack boxes and move them to ground zero. 

My goal is to have everything, aside from the essentials, packed by the end of next week.

We learned last night that the sound of the packing tape dispenser to tape moving boxes upsets our kids after the 4th or 5th box.

We are taking notes.

And, we are diligently planning the final move with our kid's stress levels at the top of the list. 

No, it's not going to be easy, however, our kids come first.

After the final move, we plan on taking all of our kids to our new home. 

Together. 

With us. 

For the first couple of weeks, we will not be leaving our kids alone in our new home. 

We want to give them enough time to settle in, decompress, and realize that this is our new home as a family.

Because.

The home we live in now is the only home they have known since joining our family.

As Dog Moms, we don't care how long it takes for them to settle in and decompress. Whatever it takes. 

We will do it. 

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