preparing for a big move
we'll be moving in the next 6-9 mos from the only home my daughter can remember. when we moved here 4 yrs ago Gigi cried for a month and begged to go home for weeks. of course she was 2 then, but her distress was enough to break your heart.
she's always had my sister's kids close by so i know despite promises of skype calls and frequent visits there is going to be a lot of tears. not just b/c of leaving her cousins, but all her friends and our neighborhood. she may even have to leave mid-school year. we really love it here, SHE really loves it here, so it's going to be hard on her.
we're planning on keeping it to ourselves until we go house hunting. i wish she could go on that trip with us, but my husband's company is paying for it and a real estate agent to take us around while we're there so b/w house hunting and school and neighborhood tours we really wont have time to do all that and handle Gigi too.
any one have any tips for getting her excited about the move or at least making it seem like it's not the end of the world? we do have friends and family in that area, although she's never met them except her grandfather.