Okay, at the end of day three, despite being gone for several hours today, we have 10+ boxes, the Christmas decorations (most of them), the baby crib, the cradle, and Max and Misha's Spiderman card table and chairs in the rented storage space!
We also have the driveway pressure washed, the house 2/3rds pressure washed, and the front steps further along in their rebuilding process.
I forgot to mention that the other day, I mowed the front yard for the first time this year. I also planted a lot of flowers to give them a good start. The rest will be planted when Steve is done with the stairs to minimize their risk of getting stepped on. It is starting to look really nice out front...that is, if you can mentally erase the ladders and building supplies scattered around!
Today, my brother Evan came and helped Steve with a bunch of things, mostly pressure washing, I think. The other day, Steve's employee helped him too. I don't know what we'd do without the extra hands.
I have noticed some misbehavior from Misha. Particularly today. Breaking well-known house rules and disobedience. While we can't let the direct disobedience slide, I am aware of the fact that it may be related to the upheaval and the unknown. It is very possible that he is anxious about the whole thing. Maybe he doesn't even realize it himself. So we have been stating the "obvious" to him. That when we move to a new house, he will go with us. We are a family and we will stay all together. That sort of thing. The sort of thing that other kids may not wonder about.
Ivy especially has asked me a lot of things about moving. Are we taking the bathtub, the chairs, her blankie, her toys, the couch, the rugs, our television, her pony movie?....
Vitali wonders things like how will we move our beds? How will we pick up our couch? Things involving logistics and muscles.
Misha hasn't asked much of anything.
Max is excited about carrying boxes. He also is excited to have a new house. He has moved more often in his life and is less attatched to where he lives. He doesn't, at this point, seem concerned that we will leave anyone behind.
Hannah and Annette want to go and don't want to go. Both are excited to have a new house but both like this house. And the neighbors! We love our neighbors now, but then, the other house has little girls that visit there often...
Hannah has been sorting out everything in sight. Her room. Her clothes. The videos. Who knows what next?!