Wednesday, February 11, 2015

f u n k

Last week (and this week, if we're being honest) was rough for little Mia. She handled the actual move like a champ, but after being in our new home for a day or two, Mia started having a hard time. We had a good routine in Utah and we just turned her world upside down... the icing on the top was getting sick at the same time :( We set up her room first thing, decorations and everything, so that she could have her familiar space and know it's her safe place. Maybe it's helped? She's kept her exact sleeping schedule! But there's no doubt that she was still in a funk and having hard time. So one day last week, instead of turning on a show for her while I unpacked (which she never complained about, ha ha) I pulled out all of her little Valentine stuff I could find. We spent the afternoon reading sweet Valentine books, playing with window clings and just focusing on Mia. It was just what she needed! Since then, I've made sure to take a chunk out of our day to do "Mia things" and just focus on her. Forget the boxes, cleaning and decorating, forget the shopping, forget exercising, forget everything but Mia and what she needs to cheer her up that day!
I can't wait for this place to feel like home and I know that finding a new routine will help so much, but that will take us a little bit of time. So until then, thank heavens for the little things that are helping us each day!
Linking up with Jess.

19 comments:

P!nky said...

Aww, poor lil muffin. I can only imagine how kids feel that young when they move. Glad Mia time helps!

Hope all is going well. Sending you good unpacking vibes :)!

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

You are the second person who has posted photos with that book. It has to be a good one.

I hope this week goes a more smoothly for y'all.

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Aww, it must be such a huge change to her. I love her pink and glitter bow!! So cute!

Jenn said...

Im sure it's a BIG change for her, and I bet she is picking up on some of the big changes you guys are feeling, too. The good news is, she's in a loving home and has two great parents who are there for her through the bumps of adjusting! Sending lots of love your way!!

Brittany said...

Awwww! That breaks my heart for her! I can't imagine how strange and confusing it would be to have your entire life changed overnight! Fortunately, she has you to keep her company and cheer her up! She's a lucky girl. :)

tina bumblebee said...

Aw your such a good mom!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

You are such a good mama! I love how you knew exactly what to do and read her cues and knew what she needed. While I'm sure she loved watching more tv than normal, she was probably confused why you weren't playing with her as much and she was craving some mommy time. And honestly, I think those window clings are the perfect thing for toddlers because Mason seriously had a BALL the other day when I pulled them out. I bought them forever ago and kept forgetting or "not having time" (I say that a lot...) and I finally pulled them out, sat down on the floor with him, and handed him them one by one and he had the BIGGEST smile on his face the whole time!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I think moving is hard on everyone. Amazing how much it can trickle into even the littlest lives and disrupt them! I'm sure she'll find her groove soon enough :)

Kelly Mock said...

Oh sweet girl! Moving is so tough on us, it's hard to remember that it's tough on the little ones too! I can't even imagine! What a good momma you are!!! Also I am so glad you got "The Day it Rained Hearts!" How does she like it!

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

Aww Mia!! The thought of her feeling sad breaks my heart. :-( That is so cute what you did with the Valentines Day stuff too. My older sister has two little girls (2 and 3 1/2) and when they first moved to California from Chicago my older niece had a hard time. I'm sure that Mia will get used to her new home soon though. :-)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I can't imagine how confusing it must be for her. Such a big change. It will feel so good once you guys get settled into that new normal. Esp for her. Good for you though pulling out the fun Valentine things!

BLovedBoston said...

Children have this amazing ability to forget and move on so much better than adults...hoping little Mia warms up to the new home soon! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Erin LFF said...

Moving is rough on everyone- especially kiddos! I vividly remember being so upset when I found out we were moving when I was in like 2nd grade. I was so upset to have to ride a new BUS to school, lol!!!

Sarah said...

gosh I can't even imagine. Glad that you could carve out some time and it was just what she needed!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

I bet it is so hard, but good for you to keep that attitude!!! You will all be adjusted in no time, I'm sure!!!! Xo

#mommylife said...

Hey girl! Not sure if you're already friends with her on Insta or blog but my girl at taushpointo.com is also in Arizona and I think her lil girl is just a month or a few weeks younger then Mia! Just thought maybe if ya wanna meet another mama in the area! :)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Yayyyy! I am so happy you already had a playdate in AZ! I knew it wouldnt take long for you to start making friends! Youre way too likable to not meet people!

Janna Renee said...

At least she has amazing parents to spoil her with the extra attention ;)

Hall Around Texas said...

Aww, I can't even imagine how hard it's been for her. I pray for the transition to get easier and easier with each passing moment. Before you know it you will be all settled and it will feel like HOME!

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