Next week we are moving house. This time, we are just moving a couple of kilometres down the road; last year we moved country. So this should be a piece of cake, right?
My house is awash with boxes as well as small people. Full boxes; empty boxes; children playing boats in boxes; piles of things to be thrown away; piles of things to be packed; piles of pieces of paper which must never be lost; next to piles of colouring and kiddie art from the kitchen walls.
I am sure if I was thinking straight, I could make a list of ’10 top tips for moving house with little kids’. You know: take the opportunity to sort out the kids’ clothes and toys, never try to pack your kitchen breakables while twin toddlers are marauding. But I am certain someone more organised than me has got this covered. I should have looked on Pinterest.
So, instead I have a different list ‘Moving house: 10 resolutions’. Because, of course, when I move house I will develop a whole new character and possess all good housekeeping habits. Right? Please say this is true.
In my new house I will:
- Always clean the hob at the end of the day
- Write thank you cards within a socially acceptable timescale
- Always put away clean laundry
- File every important piece of paper
- Reply to emails, texts and whatsapp within a socially acceptable timescale
- Bath my children more
- Vacuum the carpet on the stairs
- Get out of bed and ready for the day before the kids wake up
- Drink more decaff
- Be more zen
Maybe I should add 11. Be a different person 😉 A verse from the Bible springs to mind: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. New house, same me, but same Lord. So that is a relief.