When we tell people we are moving to NYC, we often get the same question. "How do your kids feel?" The question usually comes after a moment of silence and a blank stare. And if the NYC statement is made to some of my sweet, southern family members, they also tend to clutch their chest. After that they just fall on their knees to pray for our souls.
It is a fair question though. How do the kids feel? We have 4 children and Rod and I were really concerned about telling them we were moving. We expected some tears, some possible screams, and a few slammed doors.
But it didn't go down like that at all.
Rod and me: "Kids, we're moving to NYC because Dad got a new job."
Ben (age 17): "Cool! When can we go?"
Bo (age 14): "Saawheett!"
Jackson (age 10): long, long silence and a few sniffs...then he looked up with puppy dog eyes and said, "I would feel much better about this move if I could have my own cell phone."
Lily (age 6): "Can I take my unicorn?"