My husband accepted a job a couple of hours from here. We are moving at the end of the school year. Interesting what these types of experiences tell you about your child's attachment.
Our daughters are gone from home but are sad to say goodbye to the home of their childhood. They are excited about what lies ahead for us, however. Our boys each reacted completely different. Fish is very sad but so supportive. He is the most amazing young man. He said last night "When I was little I like to move but no any more." I just smiled and said "It is because now you are healthy." Taz is upset about leaving friends. He does not have many but the couple he has a very important to him. His comment. "I don't have any friends there." YEAH Taz. A sign of attachment.
I don't want my kids to be sad in life, but it is very appropriate at this point. I am sad too. I love my friends here and will find it hard to go. But I know this is the right thing for us at this time. Teddy on the other hand is super excited. He is almost giddy with excitement. He is ready to help clean the house and get things ready so we can go. I'm sure moving bring back some comfortable feelings for him as he has moved so much. Who knows, it may be really good for him.
My husband told the kids at dinner last night. I told them "I know it is hard to leave friends but we are taking the most important people with us and that is each other." I hope they feel that. I'm sure we will have some explosive days ahead but I think we may have some strong attaching opportunities too.
Have a healing day!