I haven't been active on this board in a very long time. After the birth of my second daughter, I feel like I ran out of free time! I have no idea how people with more than two kids find time to do things! I'm coming back to ask for advice. We are planning to move back to the states soon. I've never been scared of moving but this is the first time I will be moving with children in tow. I just want to make sure everything goes well so I welcome any and all advice you are willing to give.
Post by dutchgirl678 on Mar 6, 2020 13:58:11 GMT -5
Moving back from where?
We moved from the Netherlands back to the US in 2018. Our kids were 6 and 9 at that point and we moved during Xmas break. It was a hassle and a lot of work and probably not the best timing, but we made it work. My DH started his job in the US in January and the kids started school at that time. I had to stay behind for 3 months to train an employee at my job and to sell our house and pack/purge. It was hell. I was able to break it up by visiting for 2 weeks in February but it was still so hard.
Moving back from Costa Rica. We don't have a specific date we have to move since DH is still looking for work and I work from my computer wherever I may be. My daughters are 4 and 6. One of my concerns is that the school year here is Feb-Dec so no matter when we decide to go, it will split their school year somehow (either leave half way through here to start on the first day of school there or leave at the end of the school year here and start half way into the school year there). So, basically, since we don't have a set date for this international move, I am trying to figure out the best way to do it and what I need to do to make it as smooth as possible.
Post by Shreddingbetty on Mar 8, 2020 11:24:12 GMT -5
Other than having moved after my divorce I have no experience with moving with kids but my guess is that probably the most ideal would be for them to be able to start the school year here at the beginning a when everyone else starts. Leaving a school in the middle of the year is probably much less of an issue other than that they wouldn’t get much of a break in between due to the opposite schedules. But if i were to move back the states in the summer I would just take my kids out of school a few weeks earlier in Costa Rica or just move at the beginning of summer so they would have summer break and have time to acclimate. But in the end you may not have much say in when you move depending on the jobs your hubby would find and whatever happens your kiddos will adjust.