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Sunday, September 27, 2009

what about the children?

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?"

7 comments:

~Ginger said...

I'm so glad you are back!!! I just did a meme today and wrote about how I started blogging due to a handful of women I didn't even know...that'd be YOU! You helped me through a time in my life when I was moving, moving from the pit to reality again!

Can't wait to follow you along on this new adventure and even hopefully follow you along in your dreams.

Blessings my friend!

Dana said...

Ha! I love it! And LOVE the new blog look. Super cute!! I can't wait to read about all of your adventures in The Big Apple. :)

Heidi Jo said...

love this post...love the new blog.

kids don't find their strength or comfort in where they are as much as WHO they are with. as long as you're together and they each have a new cell plan...you're set!

michelle said...

I love that your blogs change with your season of life...very versitle I like that. :)

Excited for and this new adventure...we've been praying for you guys. Glad the crew is onboard, I am sure that makes it a lot easier.

nickernoodle said...

You have awesome kids and they adjust well no matter where you go! Can't wait to hear about all your NYC adventures. I want lots of pictures so that I can experience NYC through your eyes until I get a chance to come and visit. Love the new blog!!!

Teresa said...

Love the new blog Michelle! I look forward to sharing in your journey to NYC!

Karen Hochstedler said...

So are you going to allow Lily to take her unicorn?

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