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 !!
I've been waiting for so long to hear about his reactions. Must say they were priceless and hilarious at the same time :DReplyDelete
What a memorable occassion. I am so glad that Aryan took to his new house so well.ReplyDelete
Hope this new house builds lots of happy memories for u all. :)
Paching Pachine! Lols! :)ReplyDelete
so sweet! Well, I'm not really surprised about his liking the new house, although i got worried when i read him searching for his things. :D Rishab is also like him. I guess it is us parents who are more afriad about such changes than the kids, wouldn't you say that now?ReplyDelete
A Happy new Year to you!
awesome!! am go glad that he has settled down so well and so easily!!
kids are the quickest to adjust! hum aiwe hi tension lete hai!!
Its good to know that Aryan has taken to the new place :)
Happy New Year! What a great way to kick start a year, eh. Glad Aryan loves it. Has he made new friends at his new ghar? Good luck with the unpacking - I still have a couple of boxes remaining :(ReplyDelete
the play dough flowers are prettyReplyDelete
happy 2009 in your new ghar!!
:) Good to know he is loving the new ghar and loved to read his reaction. I remember each time we changed house (when I was with my parents), it was quite thrilling. I guess change makes us feel fresh!ReplyDelete
I am living in my own house now so nothing like change of house. So the only thing we try to do often is change the settings so atleast we feel different!
I just discover your blog and I being reading on an off through out the day. VEry nice and your son is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Aryan is so cute....Glad that you shifted the house near to daycare...Take care and happy new yearReplyDelete
Hey Swati, Happy new year. And naya ghar mubarak - congrats on the new house.ReplyDelete
You know what? Little children don't get very upset about moving house. For them, it's an adventure. As long as Mom and Dad are with them, they're happy :). Enjoy your new home.