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Moving house and feel guilty

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lyssie29 Fri 17-Aug-18 16:30:21

Possibly could be moving from a flat to a house and I'm starting to think it's a bad idea but only because I'll feel bad for forcing my kids to leave their friends. Currently they can play out for hours because it's a street with no road through it. The house we might get isn't far but too far for them to go along and play. However, I feel that if we get the house it'll be better in the long term because we'll have loads more space and a proper garden. Has anyone dealt with this? My kids are only 5 and 2. I get anxious about things really easily and even though we might not get the house I'm staying awake at night wondering if it's a good idea. Am I being silly?

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Starlight345 Fri 17-Aug-18 18:11:45

To be honest I wouldn’t let a 2 & 5 year old play out without supervision. There are more risks than roads.

You need to think forward though. Think about space, schools, the benefits from moving.

2 and 5 year olds are very moveable

lyssie29 Fri 17-Aug-18 18:26:07

@Starlight345 thank you. I guess because they're so young they will adapt and make new friends easily.

They play out in the front and at the front of their friends house. I can see them all the time and I'm always watching them. Alot of children play out in the street here of all ages which should be encouraged as kids don't play out anymore.

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GEM33 Fri 24-Aug-18 21:44:40

Hi op. I’m also thinking of moving to be closer to my mum. I’m finding life a real struggle and I do a lot of travelling to help with childcare. I suffer anxiety and have worried about moving for two years and not taken action for fear of upsetting my Dd age 6 and moving her to a new area and new school and from friends she’s known since birth.
Someone said to me a few things recently. I’m trying to take my own advice here.
Children are adaptable. They will barely remember these first years anyway.
Worrying about them before putting my own happiness and needs first isn’t going to make them have a better life. If mummy is happy there’s more chance they will be.
Any decision I make (you make) a sa kind and loving mother will be the right one. 🤞🏼
If you move. I’ll move. Deal? 😘 (close eyes pray for the best and jump!) x good luck.

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