Is it already June? We are leaving in 24 days, and although we have started selling and giving away things, and packed the first (small!) moving box, it still feels like life continues as normal. Jonas has his 15-month check-up on Wednesday, Silja is going to a Frozen-themed birthday party on Sunday, Bjarni is busy working, and we go about our every day routines like we always have. It's SO weird to think that in 24 days, everything we own, will either be packed up in a container heading to Denmark or sold. The whole thing feels like throwing life up in the air, without knowing how the pieces will look and feel, when they settle in new surroundings. And if that is stressful for grownups, then what about kids?
In order to deal with all the transitions, I made a book to Silja about what will happen. I talked with the developmental specialist in her preschool, and she suggested it might be a good tool to help grasp the many different parts that will be her life until fall: first Boston, then Iceland, then Denmark and settling into a new house, and finally starting a new preschool. I got it laminated so it's more durable and we can bring it along, and look in it when needed.
I also made a book to both of them with pictures and stories about life here. I hope it can be a way - for Jonas, who is too young to remember anything and for Silja, who is attached to people and places - to see what life here was like. There's pictures and stories of the playgrounds, our house, Silja's friends, her preschool, how her English developed and so on (and now I really regret I didn't make one to Silja about Austria.)
Of all the practical things that have been on the to-do list so far, these two projects have definitely been the most fun.
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