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Well we’re in North Dakota, the house is still covered with boxes, full and empty, but the kids have been in school for almost 2 weeks now. I was worried about how they would adjust to this move since we’ve moved more times than any normal family does, and as some people like to ask – no we’re not in the military.
When the kids were old enough to start school, I thought for sure we’d settle down, and never move again, but of course that was not in the cards. So here we are. Things have settled down some, but it was crazy for awhile there! Moving is just hard. Physically and emotionally draining. We left behind a lot of friends and family, and tears were shed. So naturally I was worried about the kids adjusting.
When our first Friday night rolled around, the kids asked for pizza like we normally do. How could I forget?! Up until the move, we made every Friday night our pizza and a movie night (come on, right, I mean I’ve talked about it on here a lot!). I blame it on my own stress, and not knowing what day it was for a solid two weeks.
Anyways, I turned to Mark and said “We HAVE to have pizza tonight!” Sure it meant I didn’t have to cook something, but mostly it meant keeping something the same for our whole family. Perhaps this would bring my stress levels down, and help the kids adjust to their new school?
While the older Princesses were at school Friday morning, I took Princess R and Little Prince to Walmart
(thank heavens our new town has a Walmart!!) to pick up our Friday night Pizza
I let Princess R help me pick out our family favorites. She got a cheese and a pepperoni, while I decided to be a bit more adventurous and try Tombstone’s limited edition chicken fiesta and beef ranchero. Before leaving the store, we thought we might need a good dessert as well. So we grabbed some of Edy’s Outshine Fruit Bars.
If you can’t tell, she was totally excited about getting to pick all the flavors without sisters barging in with their opinions – we picked up grape, mixed berry, and Coconut Water with Banana. Once we got everyone home and settled in for the weekend, we had to pick our movie. I was tossing out choices like Planes, Cinderella, or Brave?
Nope, my kids chose Lord of the Rings. I don’t know where these gals came from, because they have never had interest in this series before. They must have been feeling adventurous themselves. Of course the movie is so long, they all fell asleep before we made it to dessert. So I tucked the Fruit bars to the back of the freezer for another special occasion –
Walking home from school of course! I did this once before at their old school, and it really helped brighten the day before getting home and checking off homework. The kids were thrilled when they saw the box attempting to hide in the back of the stroller. Of course I don’t care that they’re eating Popsicles because these are made with real honest
I’d say the kids, and to be honest all of us have adjusted to this move quite well. It’s still hard being so far from family that was so close, but it’s not bad. The kids already have friends, and they have a pretty first rate school to attend.
If you are planning a big change in your life, I suggest finding something that you currently do, and make a commitment now to keep it a habit throughout the change. One constant can make the difference when everything else may seem like chaos.
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