S. and I have been visiting the girls' house several times recently in an attempt to make the transition easier. When we talked about her upcoming move while at the baby house, she was very excited. However, when we talk about it while at House 3, it's a whole other story… She just shakes her head no and says she isn't going to move.
She's known for several days that after celebrating her birthday, she would be going to the girls' house. All day today, she was very excited about it and knew she would be leaving before dinner. She was totally fine saying goodbye to the tías and other kids and even leaving the house. When we got to House 3, she was pretty quiet but was happy to see her new bed and help organize her clothes in the dresser.
When the girls arrived home from school, they were VERY excited to hear that S. would be staying with them instead of leaving with me! By that time, S. didn't share those feelings at all. She stayed close by me and really didn't want to play with the girls. It didn't help that they were really getting in her face and trying to play with her baby doll (she brought her stuffed cat and baby doll birthday presents with her). I left when they started eating, and she was in tears when I left and not wanting to eat.
I so hope she has a good night. It'll definitely be at transition for her going from being the oldest at the baby house to the youngest at the girls' house. Not to mention getting to know all of the girls and many new tías! She'll do great and this move really will be wonderful for her. It certainly won't be the same at the baby house without her though!
Saying good-bye to the baby house…
And hello to the girls' house!
Hanging out on her new bed!
O. (left) will be sharing a room and many of her things with S. It'll be a bit of a transition for her, too!
Mamá S. got right to work making sure S. was happy!
I can't wait to see how much she grows up while living at House 3!
S. waiting to eat her dinner… She's going to love that there isn't as much soup on the menu! haha She isn't a huge fan of soup and always eats it SO slowly!
The girls (minus Jhosi who was sick in bed) and Tía Anita!