Convincing Eldest

the new house there is so much more space, room after room to discover and
explore. The only problem is deciding
what to do with them all; on our tight budget it will be work in progress for
quite a while.

it would be a shame to leave rooms standing completely empty otherwise we may
as well stuck to living here. More
rooms mean more walls to paint! Hubbie
is not looking forward to that mammoth job. 

is not as convinced as his brother about the move. I do not want them to see their bedrooms until they are just
right. So I am going to get them some
new bedding, some artwork to admire (eldest is distressed thinking his new room
will remain purple like on the viewing!) and even arrange a treasure hunt on
the first day we move in so they can explore the rooms with the excitement of
finding some little prizes!

never moved as a child, I lived in the family home my whole life only vacating
for study, holidays and eventually to move out when I was 20+. So I do not realise quite how unsettling it
can be for a child to adjust to new surroundings.

I have a tick list of things to do (to bribe them into loving the new house!):

bedding ordered (Moshi
Monsters designs should do the trick the pair have gone crazy for them!).

their rooms anything but purple (and pink!) – strict instructions from eldest

some features to the walls, I love the artwork from Saatchi Online, perhaps I
could develop an early appreciation of art for the pair of them, if I stick up
a few carefully chosen prints. You can click here to
see the full collection, but I am thinking youngest could have a Lion themed
wall! He has about 8 soft toy lions so
for him that would be very exciting indeed!

Eldest prefers bunnies to lions so for him.

Infinity figures have been ordered for the treasure hunt! A couple each but clues will take them ALL
around the house, I want to wear them out come bedtime after all.

a friend each to come and have a sleep over (less space to do it comfortably
here, so that will sway things in my direction!).

all that if they are still unconvinced about the new house, I give up!

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