Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Your home now sounds so great. I wish our neighborhood had a nearby pool or any ammenities, for that matter. That's what we've learned by living here. We liked the house, but didn't check out the neigborhood as a whole. While it is a fine place to live, it doesn't have some of the things others have around here like a playground or walking trail. If we do have to move in the next few years (if J lands a job elsewhere), I know we'll put those things into our decision making.
When we moved to Omaha, B was just turning two. We had to live at J's parents' for two and a half weeks while we waited to close. It was crazy. We missed certain things about our old house, but were mostly grateful that things worked out so well for us to move here. Every time I look around this house, the thought of having to try and sell it or pack it all up to move gives me a major nervous stomach. I don't even like to think about it!
Happy House-iversary! :-)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Sometimes it's hard to think about every single thing you want in a house/neighborhood. With that first home we spent tons of time thinking about what we wanted in a neighborhood, and not much time at all thinking about what we wanted in a house! We learned our lesson the second time around.

I hope you're enjoying your snow day! :)

mouse's picture mouse

We closed on this house just over two years ago, though we didn't move in until the beginning of January (finishing a semester and moving from Canada and all). I'm starting to wrap my head around the fact that this will be the first house boy #2 knows, possibly the main one he remembers if some things line up for us.

I'm actually a little sad that Scooter really doesn't remember the house where he first lived, which was the first house we owned. He had a tiny bedroom there, and I don't know how we ever would have fit another kid there, but it holds so many of those memories you talk about.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know what you mean, Mouse. T. was only two when we moved house, so I'm not sure she remembers much, if at all--although when we show her photos she says she remembers. But I know L. will remember that house for always...