Hi there, I used to frequent this forum a few years ago, I'm hoping there's others out there who have been through a move and are willing to share their experience.
My position; DH & I would love to move and have wanted to for a long time. We have 4 children, 10yo DS, 8yo DD, 5yo DD, 3yo DS. DD11 would like to move, he'd like the fresh start. DD8 has had her best friend since preschool and is in a sport that she loves. There are clubs where we would like to move to, but it's out of her comfort zone. Our school is fantastic and the house we live in will be hard to beat when we move. We love mostly everything about being here, it's just too hot.
My concerns; DS10 will be in middle/high school next year, the size of the schools interstate concern me, he is quiet and introverted. DD8, I worry about her emotional wellbeing, she has the most 'roots' here and I don't want to take that away from her.
If we move and don't like it, it will cost a lot to move back.
The commute, here DH is home by 3.30pm every day, I don't think we'll have that interstate.
We have family here, but we also have family interstate, so although we will miss family here, we'll still have close family ties.
My questions: Has anyone moved (voluntarily) with children of similar ages? How did they cope? How did you cope? What did you love? What did you not?
Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for replies!