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SkyBaby November 25th, 2012 10:48 PM

My parents are moving..
 
It's a really good thing for them, but my poor sister is unhappy (to say the least) at the prospect of leaving her friends. I have been there myself, being uprooted like that. At least she makes friends easier than I do, so I'm sure she will come around to the idea eventually. She is in absolute denial right now though. Every time moving is brought up in the conversation, she just shakes her head and says "nah we are not moving, we don't need to." Poor girl.

The move puts them 2.5 hours away, so I'm just glad they are not moving out of state or something like that. Distance wise, that's not much farther than they were before, and 1.5 hours away from their old town, which means my sister visiting her friends is possible, but not easy.

Plus my grandma lives in a guest house on their property, so she would have to leave her house, too if/when my parents move out. She is taking it better than my sister though. What's important to her is wherever she ends up living, she just knows she wants her own place, otherwise, she isn't terribly picky and she has a couple options.

Ive tried what I can with my sister to help the idea of moving sound more appealing, but its not working. What other advice can I give her? I know she will make friends at school and through their new church wherever they end up going, I've told her that, and she will still be able to see her old friends some, too. This is going to be a heck of a change for her.

ohnicole November 26th, 2012 05:32 PM

Re: My parents are moving..
 
I also moved when I was younger, and I was not happy about it either :lol: But things do work themselves out, as much as you don't want to hear it at the time. I always found it was easier to find a ready made group of friends when I joined a sports team, but that isn't up everyone's alley.

How old is your sister? I think at some ages, kids just don't want to listen to a thing you say to try to make them feel better. But maybe you could spend more time calling her or having Lily Skype with her or something to keep her busy until she finds a new group of friends?

SkyBaby November 26th, 2012 10:41 PM

Re: My parents are moving..
 
She is a teenager and doesn't see her friends a lot right now as it is. They all go to different schools. She is very lonely right now as it is. I call/Skype her as much as I'm able to. I think she is afraid making new friends and keeping them would be difficult. She is really advanced in academic stuff and going to college (part of why my parents have moved) and of course everyone there is a lot older than her. There are several larger churches up there with good sized youth groups though. I'm sure she will be a lot happier when she joins one of those. They live in the same rural community my siblings and me have grown up in. The most she has experienced is moving to a new house but same town and same everything else.


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