Change is Good

Growing up, I went to the same school from preschool to ninth grade. I was miserable and craved change.

I always complained that I lived in the same house, town, and went to the same school.

Now that I am a mom, I am giving my daughter the exact opposite life. She has already lived in 2 different apartments and we will move to a new one in the spring. When I picked a preschool for her I found one that went up until the 8th grade so she wouldn’t have to deal with change. I didn’t want my precious baby to have to deal with evil change. But now it looks like she will be going to a different school for pre-K.

Even though I wanted change as a kid I wasn’t good with it because I never experienced it. I led a very cushiony and sheltered life because everything as the same.

I am so stressed out with how Amelia will do with the change this spring. She is already said she will miss our apartment and wants to bring the doors and windows with us. A childhood were you move a lot is foreign to me… even though as a child I thought it would be so cool to move.

The only thing that makes me feel better is the hope that because of all this Amelia will grow up to be very good with change.

Also, I know that whatever I do my daughter will think her life is boring and want the opposite because the only thing that doesn’t change is kids thinking their parents are weird and wrong.

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2 Responses to “Change is Good”

  1. Megan January 26, 2015 at 7:32 PM #

    I would have to write down a list to figure out how often I moved and/or changed schools. As with anything there are pros and cons to either side. There are probably some regrets. And I am currently itching to have a reason to move. We’ve been in our current apartment for almost 7 years. That is probably a record and explains why I have the itch. Do I sometimes wish we had stayed in the same place? Yes. But am I also thankful for the number of different experiences (none were exotic though) that we had. Everything from rural midwest farm country to the ‘bad’ side of town in a city that housed 2 colleges to living in two of the smaller large cities in Ohio.

    There will be adjustments but I’m sure Amelia will be fine in the long run.

    • Shannon February 2, 2015 at 10:11 AM #

      Thanks… I meant to respond to you a long time ago lol

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