Sorry for the slang, but it is true.
Moving in is hard, tedious, tiring, and feels never-ending. The kids are overwhelmed and restless. Mom and Dad are overwhelmed and annoyed with all the broken things we keep finding, and annoyed with the randomly packed boxes, making it hard to find things.
On Sunday, we spent hours and dollars starting to fill the frigde. I wasn’t expecting the cost of peanut butter to be nearly double what we used to pay! After weeks of not cooking, I made time and counter space to cook last night. It was so good to sit and eat together, and have a homemade meal.
The washing machine is broken. Fence is–at this moment–trying to fix it. It’s not like we have 8 people in the family, and haven’t done laundry in a week… We probably have 4 loads right now needing washing. Something tells me that a laundromat is in our future, as well as new appliances.
Yesterday, our 3rd day in the house, I found clothes and hangers, so the kids have most of their clothes in their drawers and closets now. Mine and hubs are still in boxes. I think getting the kids’ things out and somewhat organized will help them settle in to the house quicker. I hope.
We also found the movies. There’s a great closet for storage, right in the room we set up the TV, so the movies and games are out of reach. Small Fry learned to crawl in the last week, so keeping all the things out of reach is a big deal now!
Today, we’re taking a small break from unpacking, and dipping our toes in the ocean! Can’t wait to see the littlest boys’ faces! They’ve only known mountains until now.
Check back later this week, I’ll have news about a huge sale on great kid’s movies!