Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Power of the Snack

Grace and I are moving out of my parents’ house in a few weeks and into a duplex of our own. This is both exciting and a little scary. Probably the thing that is scaring me the most about this whole thing is how Gracie will react to living in a new place. After all, she and I have been living with my parents for the vast majority of Grace’s life, and this is the only real home that Grace knows. So, I am expecting at least some hesitation on her part, and I am hoping that it’s not a disaster.

I decided this morning as I was driving Grace to day care that I had better start introducing the idea of living in a new place to her. Here’s how the conversation went.

Me: “Gracie and Mama are going to have a new house.”

Grace: “New house.”

Me: “And all of Gracie’s toys will be at our new house.”

Grace: (silence)

Me: “And Mommy will be with Gracie.”

Gracie: “Grace and Mommy.”

Me: “Ok?”

Gracie: “Snacks?”

Me: “Yes, there will be snacks at our new house.”

Gracie: (nods head) “Ok.”

So, I guess that’s the key to making the move a smooth transition for Gracie—have plenty of snacks on hand. I can handle that.


angie said...

That's all it takes for me too. Snacks? I'm there. Cute story. :)