A few months ago my husband and I explored the idea of expanding our house. And as time passed we found ourselves in the process of buying a whole new house! We’re now thinking of scheduling a closing within the next 30 days and the stress of moving/packing/transitioning is starting to set in.
I’m not terribly concerned with the physical move. Although that’s in the back of mind I have my two boys in forefront. I visited a preschool last week that I love and feel very comfortable moving my boys into. My husband and I have explained to our 4-year old and 3-year old that we will be moving into a new home and starting in a new school but I don’t think they really get it. My older son asked me which of his friends will be in his new school and my heart sunk. I had that sick feeling in my stomach when you worry about your kids being OK when you drop them off at school for the first time.
My boys both started in school as toddlers so separation wasn’t new to them, but this will be a whole new ball game. It’s difficult to leave a place where you know they are being well cared for, and its our 3rd year in the facility so my family is well-known at this point. I have to admit, its scary for me too. When I pick the kids up I spend time chit chatting with the moms I know, the teachers all coo at my 8 month old, and I feel at home.
My mom continues to reassure me that once we’re moved and settled this new school will feel like home too. I just have a few pangs of anxiety creeping in although I’m trying to keep concern at bay. Are there other moms out there who have gone through a move with preschoolers or are about to? Would love to hear your thoughts.