We shifted house on 29th of December. Rented ofcourse , close by to Anupam's office and Aryan's day care. So the new year eve was celebrated with settling down in new home !
Now if you wonder why does this post come on Aryan's blog. I will tell you why. Because this post talks just about him.
We decided to shift , for him , his day care will be closeby and that gives him more time with us at home and reduce his travel time. Plus I wanted outdoor play area for Aryan , which I think is his need at this age.
I was apprehensive about shifting house , for him , coz I wondered how will he react to the change.
We shifted on a weekday for him , coz I did not want him around with all the packing and lifting going on. So he was left at day care.
Now about his reactions :)
After the shifting done , we decided to pick him up from day care and recheck the old house before giving away the keys. We had also asked his day care person to mentor him about the change during the day and I did the same in the car.
So when we reached the old house , he ran around the empty house , looking for his precious possessions. He shouted ..."Papa , Engine ??? , Papa , PACHING PACHINE(to be read as washing machine) ?????? " and so on. With the discovery of each lost item , he looked more amused , angry and surprised. And to each question we told him , its all in "new ghar".
So finally when he found nothing in the house except 2 lost fridge magnets , he collected those and we went to the old landlord to hand over the keys.
He was cranky at their place and wanted to go to new ghar as soon as possible.
So we went to his new ghar. As soon he entered the house he checked his engine , then washing machine , then cycle and then rest of the toys.
Then he ran over the fresh bedsheet on our bed (with shoes on!!) and said "WOW".
That made our day , both of us felt such sense of relief that moment.
But that was not all. Next day he did not want to go to day care and said that he wants to stay in new ghar. I do not know if that was excitement of new house or the fact that he understood that house was shifted in his absence.
Anyways we left him in day care and he came back all excited in the evening about the house. I took him down for cycling and swings and he played and played and played and never wanted to come back. Finally I had to literally drag him back home at 7.30 PM due to mosquitos.
So this excitement has continued till now so much so that he did not sleep for a minute yesterday, perhaps he still thinks that this new ghar is for few days or so.
I just hope that he continues to like new ghar , but this excitement mellows down a little so that he sleeps over the weekend and I get some time to arrange my stuff :-)
P.S. : Wishing you a very Happy New Year !!