It’s safe to say BIG changes are coming my son’s way, and fast.
The fact that Cooper has trouble understanding what you’re trying to tell him doesn’t make this any easier.
We’ve taken him to the “new house” twice now and attempted to explain we would be living our current house to move into this one.
“I don’t wanna move, I like my room and my house next to Papa’s!”
Ahhh, Papa.In a matter of months, he will gain a baby brother or sister AND he will be moving into a new house several miles away from the home he’s lived in since he was a baby.
Luckily Cooper won’t have to change schools, but the rest of life as he knows it is about to be upheaved.
So how in the world will I deal with this?
The answer: I have no idea.
After all, my husband and I are going through the same changes and we’re a little overwhelmed over the thought of all that has to happen in the next few months.
I want to make the first major life change—moving to a new home—as painless as possible for Cooper.
The good news is, we are moving into a home he’s familiar with—his great-grandmother’s home, sitting empty since she moved into an apartment for the elderly.
Still, Coop’s never even spent the night in that home, so of course I am worried about how long it will take for him to adjust to a new environment.
Gone will be the days of Cooper taking off up the hill to Papa’s house with no more than a wave and a kiss goodbye.
We share a driveway and a yard with my in-laws so Coop lives literally feet away from his beloved Papa.
We’re also leaving Cooper’s cousins, Gracie and Drew, behind.
Again, he’ll no longer be able to run around the lake to see his cousins.
In fact, there will be no lake at all.
Of course being a bookworm, I’m already on the prowl for books on how to help these difficult, but necessary, situations, and perhaps I need to learn how I, myself, will cope these major changes.
I would love to hear from other parents who have gone through this situation already and what methods made the transitions easiest for your child so please feel free to leave a comment with your tips and advice.
You never know, you might see your tips featured in a future blog!
I look forward to hearing from you.
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