Did I tell you I’m moving back in with my parents? I feel like I may have neglected to mention this impending fact: I’m almost 30 and moving back in with my parents. Not just me, either. Me AND my three kiddos. Fun, right? For me at least, not necessarily for my parents, or their grumpy old cat ;)
Before you worry that Carl has finally seen fit to leave my crazy self, let me assure you that he’ll be moving too, just not quite in with my parents. Working on your PhD from a distance, as it turns out, doesn’t always mean you can do things from a distance, so over we go to Ontario so Carl can do a semester at the University of Ottawa. He’ll be moving in with some amazing friends who were willing to take him despite knowing his size and capacity for grocery consumption, and I’m thankful to know he’ll be well taken care of, even if it means I’m probably going to have to up my cooking and cleaning standards in the aftermath of what is sure to be a fantastic stay. We’re hoping that having both of us at least in the same province will mean we get to see each other semi-regularly over the next 4 months, and being with my parents means I will most likely be maintaining some semblance of sanity come April. Sane wives and moms are the good kind, I’m told.
Tomorrow Carl leaves, a few days ahead of us, and we’re sure going to miss him.
Who else will get stuck in the slide?
And share his cookies with the baby?
And put up with this kind of tackle?
Who else has this kind of lap space?
Or reads stories quite this well?
It’s gonna be a long few months.
Kristy @ She Eats says
Oh Anna! At least it’s only for a few months – think of it as a kind of vacation. Sort of ;) PS. He (and your children) are adorable.
PPS. I’m so excited to have you relatively near me. More BC in Ontario is always a good thing. xoxoxo!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
If you think of it as an adventure with good things to come from it, then the time will pass quickly. Yeah, going back home is always sucky because you lose some of your independence but the kids will get some terrific bonding with the grands.
Best of luck to you all!
It is going to be a challenge for you and the family, for sure! Hope we can make it a little bit easier for everybody :)
Hope everything goes well with the move(s) and adjustments! And hopefully we can get together a time or two while you’re (sort of) in the area!
Alicia Louwerse says
This is going to be an amazingly hard and wonderful all at the same 4 months of you all! Thinking and praying for you! We can’t wait till you are back in BC…it’ll be SPRING!