These are my Kidlets — the little people of this house.
In a few short weeks, they will be leaving the only home and neighborhood they have known. Leaving their school. Leaving their church. Leaving all of their little Kidlet friends.
We (the Husband and I) have been working hard to talk positively about the move, daydreaming with them about new friends and the fun they will have. We’ve been planning the new bedrooms and talking about all the new things they can do in a new, big backyard.
But, they are still nervous, and the Little Lady is downright anxious. Anxiety is something she developed last summer after we experienced the storms that wiped out Joplin, Missouri. Her fears rear their ugly heads whenever things are changing — all of the sudden, she can’t be left alone, doesn’t like playing outside, and worries about every little thing.
It’s heartbreaking, and as we face our move, her anxieties have been getting stronger and stronger. And, while she knows how school “works,” she is still starting to worry and fixate on her fears about a new school.
So . . . I’m trying to think of ways to make things easier on the Kidlets as they get ready to walk into the halls of a new school. I know that morning could be stressful but I don’t want it to be — I want it to be fun. Memorable. Exciting. A positive precursor for their first day of school.
I posted the following question in the Ebates Savvy Living Community last week and I WANT to hear what you all think as well. This Mama Needs HELP!