Moving is never easy, no matter who you are. But moving with a toddler – now that’s a whole new level of moving! Hit the jump to learn how Tall Dad, Itty Bitty, our cats and myself moved on Halloween.
Now, a week later, I can tell you that we are eating off of dishes, and about 80% of the boxes are put away. We have made a lot of progress, but this past week sure has been stressful.
I’ve moved every year or two for the past 15 years, and I can’t wait to finally stay put for a while. This house is going to be our home. So while it’s been a ton of work, the mere idea of a HOME has kept us going. Trust me, we need all the motivation we can get.
Making a house a home with a toddler running around takes a lot of work. While Itty Bitty was with us, either Tall Dad or I had to focus on the little guy. It takes a lot of time, patience, and attention to detail.
For example, our home has a staircase. And a fireplace. Plus a million boxes with random dangerous items or poisonous bottles inside. One misstep and our Itty Bitty could die a horrible death!
It’s really too bad we didn’t find this house while Itty Bitty was a baby. He wouldn’t have been able to walk! Ugh, that would have been too easy for us.
What’s worse is I’ve been a bit of a mess.
Moving requires all the normal activities like lifting boxes, washing floors, and chasing after my toddler. But, unfortunately, those things have caused quite a few embarrassing situations for me.
Thanks to my new-mom urinary incontenance (aka I pee my pants,) simple chores that take place during a move have caused me to take defensive action.
I picked up some Always Discreet Liners at Target.
The Always Discreet line has liners, pads and underwear for situations like mine.
Something else that was a god-send for Tall Dad and I were my parents. Oh my word, we wouldn’t have been able to do any of the move without them.
They took Itty Bitty for 24 hours each. Having our new and somewhat dangerous house toddler free gave us an opportunity to get some actual work done.
We’re still by unpacked fully but tall dad is happy because the TV is unpacked (even though the wires are still all a mess!)
So here is my advice:
If your going to buy a house, do it before you have kids. But, if you can’t wait, make sure you have a good support system and a good stock of liners to combat when you pee your pants like I do!
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