Mama Diaries

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Moving Signs

My eleven-year-old daughter really does not want to move!  She has a lot of friends, and she's also been very involved with dancing here.   After hanging out in her room for a while, she finally emerged with a paper in her hand. 

"I'm making copies of this and taping it to every door in the house," she announced.

I looked at the paper.  It was a sign.  And here's what it said:



WARNING

This house is filled with

Rats
Roaches
Raccoons
Crows
Mice
Wasps
Bees
And lots of other scary things.

DO NOT BUY THIS HOUSE


Okay, then.  Now who wants to buy my house?

37 comments:

  1. I'd buy it if it really has sweet little coons :) And possums especially!

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    1. The coons are sweet, but not so little. I'll have to check on the possums. ;)

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  2. What about the poor squirrels? They need a home too!

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    1. Right. I'm sure we have plenty of those. They're always stealing the wild bird food from the feeders!

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  3. Oh dear, I hope you manage to talk her around!

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    1. I'm not sure there's going to be any talking her around. She'll just have to adapt and overcome.

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  4. I wish I'd done that when we sold our house in Maryland.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. How great is that kid? Love the signs.

    And yes, you're right about the poop outside. Tim had that happen to him once when grilling a top quality steak.

    Yikes.

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    1. Eww, gross! It's definitely better to cook inside!

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    2. :-) No poop today. We did pork chops. It's the first time I ever ate a grilled chop. Was pretty darn good. Though the beans we got were freebies and didn't taste so good.

      But hey, I couldn't turn down free beans.

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  6. She did come up with a good list to keep prospective buyers away.

    Moving is hard anyway.

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    1. Yes, it is. Especially when you're leaving behind a lot of friends.

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  7. Can't blame her for trying!

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    1. That's something I would've done when I was a kid!

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  8. Aw... I never had to change schools or move to another state when I was a kid, but it must be so hard. Her sign was a great idea. :)

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    1. Moving is really tough. I think I mentioned this is move number 10 for me. It's so hard to leave friends!

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  9. Sherry, I feel bad for her. I never had to move anywhere as a kid, but I had friends that moved away. I know it was hard when my friends left.

    Perhaps you've already thought of this, but does your daughter have an autograph book? Her friends could all write a moving away message for her and include their addresses so that she can write to them.

    I hope she warms up to the idea of moving to new home.

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    1. She does have an autograph book, and she and her friends keep in touch on Instagram and other social networks.

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  10. I can imagine what she is going through I had the same with my daughter, dancing mad, then we decided to move to the coast, one displeased daughter for a while but she did well after the move.

    Yvonne.

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  11. I never had to move as a kid, so I can't imagine how difficult this must be for her. Hopefully she starts warming up to the idea of moving!

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  12. Aww..it must be very difficult for her to leave her friends, good memories and the house she called home behind. I hope she gets acclimatized to the new place really fast when you move.

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    1. You know exactly what she is going through. I hope you make your adjustment, too. It's tough!

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  13. Moving isn't the easiest thing for anyone

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  14. When I was nine, we moved down to the coast of North Carolina. That summer I had terrifying dreams of hurricanes, tidal waves, jelly fish and sharks! It turned out to be one of the best things in my life, but it sure didn't feel like it at the time... Kids can be cute and you're seem to be really special.

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    1. Glad things turned out to be okay for you. Hopefully it will be the same for my kids.

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  15. Her list was priceless. You know exactly where she stands. Awesome traits for leadership! :-)

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    1. She will definitely make a good leader. She has a very strong personality!

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  16. So hard to leave all your friends at that age. She should get names and addresses of all her friends. Then take her out to buy her some pretty stationery and some stamps to have with her when she moves away. Or is that too old-fashioned? ;)

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    1. She does have stationary. Her grandmother got it for her. ;) Old fashioned, or not, I'm sure she'll use it! (I personally miss letter-writing. It seems to be a lost art.)

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  17. Moving is traumatic on everyone. I can sympathize with all of you. But at least you can communicate on the internet. The list was very cute. I can imagine my sister doing something like that. She's very creative.

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    1. I am certainly grateful for modern technology! It makes keeping in touch a lot easier!

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