We bought a house last night.
This will be our 4th house in 10 years. I know…I know…we are serial movers. The thought of actually moving makes me cringe. We only moved into our current house just under 2 years ago.
Beautiful house. Beautiful neighbourhood.
But it never felt like home.
Soooo…we sold our big, beautiful home with a gigantic backyard in February and bought a house in our old neighbourhood. Smaller house. Smaller yard.
(We’ll be shaving a ton off our mortgage – so that makes me feel better about shaving a bunch off our backyard)
I suppose the main reason to move was that we are on flex boundaries for the school in the current house. We were told back in the fall that it is not guaranteed that Eva will get in once she starts kindergarten in 2011 because the school is nearing capacity.
I won’t split the kids up. And Cuyler cannot – CANNOT – move schools. I LOVE the school they go to. Small school, wonderful staff, great kids.
Cuyler really has a “place” there. He is well known and well liked.
A bonus to moving back there is that the neighbourhood knows Cuyler. When we moved into our old house, I was pregnant with him. The adults on the street watched him grow up, as he grew up with their kids. It wasn’t always easy seeing all the other kids meet their milestones and develop beyond what Cuyler did. But it made those blows a little easier knowing that he was always included and had a special place in the neighbourhood.
He evolved with the rest of them and he found a spot there among them. The kids would try and include him. They would modify their games to allow him to play at the level he could. Nobody told them to. They just did it. They didn’t judge him for being different, or exclude him because he was different.
The parents are patient with him. They put up with all of his questions and always answer them with a smile.
I drive them to school every day. In the next place, we’ll be able to walk/ride bikes to school.
I feel safe over there knowing that at any given time of day there will be a bunch of friends for Cam to play with, there are a bunch of little girls from the school who just dote on Eva and a great big group of kids who will be there to welcome Cuyler into their world – even though he may not always be in it.
One other thing – the boys want to share a room with bunk beds, so I suspect we’ll be seeing alot more of this. They’ve never shared a room – hopefully it works out.
Do your kids share a bedroom? How’s it working out for you? Them?