Well, we told the kids about the move. Chloe cried a little, but then became incredibly excited. She's very concerned about learning portuguese, and has borrowed my CDs. Phoebe's slowly getting used to the idea, and Naomi's mainly concerned that there are spiders in Brazil.
They all immediately told their friends, who didn't believe them, but my kids are persistent and their friends are coming around to the idea.
This week we had our neighbor Joe paint the bathrooms and the stairwell (he's a painting contractor). He did a great job and is moving on to painting the kids rooms tomorrow. We're also getting an estimate on the kitchen. Hopefully these final touches will sell this house!
Anyway, the kids have told everyone they know about our move. It's a little overwhelming for Mike and I. We've kept it to ourselves for so long that we got used to it being a secret... I still have to tell my family though.
"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it--people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."-Kurt Vonnegut