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you move with children?
are your experiences, and do you have any tips for what parents should
be aware of when the family moves to a new house?
closed July 6th 2003
the first 10 comments will be put on this page.
6 2003, Mr and Mrs Jones, Simlane 32
me and my husband moved house we had 2 dogs that wear strays they love
us we loved them but when we move house one of the dogs accepted the house
the other ran away we wear so sad we have later regreated leaving for if
we had not we would still have little muffin.
6 2003, Amy, ...
happened 2 me! i moved to ANOTHER house and it fine. i would suggest moving
to another house asap if that happens to you. its not worth letting your
kids go to military camp!!! you want to BE with your kids, not let them
fend for themselves in a stupid camp coz ur house makes them l8 for skool!!!!!!!!
6 2003, Serene, ...
neighbourhood's manic family decided to have 5 children over the course
of several weeks, and thus outgrew the house before they could earn enough
to extend it... the only feasible way was to sell the family home (in pristine
condition, mind you) and move to a larger bungalow on a smaller plot of
land (and much shabbier too).
the children settled in fine, they tended to play hide-and-seek during
breakfast time, and ganged up against their pro-education parents. After
Little Jill was sent off to military school, the parents decided they had
had enough, and punished the children by selling one toy for every time
they missed school. Soon they were down to only the beds and dressers.
6 2003, Yasmin, ...
have recently moved to a new home with my little brother. He kept missing
the bus so I home school him now. He is getting straight A's and I think
its a wonderful adjust ment. Because I do work late at night but during
the day I always set work for him to do and take all the fun away and I
take away the phone and front door. Of course might seem cruel but it works.
I think if you have problems with your kids rather or not you move try
home schooling them it will work.
6 2003, lwojtas, ...
I moved my child Lindsey missed her friends so when u move make sure she
still live like in the old home.
5 2003, Holly Hickey, ...
must say moving with children has never been a problem. When my husband
Brett took my hand in marriage I was living in the house I'd been living
in for the whole of my life. We had our first kid, Alicia, on the 9th day
and had to move straight away. This caused no problems since they layout
was brilliant. We re-decorated it to suit our style. While we were living
there we had two more babies. Adeline on the 5th day of living there and
Adam on the 8th day. We then needed to move again since extending just
wasn't possible due to architectural problems. We then moved to our current
house, added a second floor and there were no problems. It took longer
to get ready for school but I resolved this problem by changing the schedule
and adding another bathroom. Two days ago, on the 13th day at our new house,
I had Josh. We changed the main bathroom into his room and added another,
slightly smaller one. We are now living comfortably with no problems whatsoever.
5 2003, Tara, ...
and my husband lived in 1 sim lane, when we finally got our first child
we were thrilled (ok lack of sleep but it was so inoccent), when she matured
into a child and had to go to school by sim law we were ok for that since
I worked as a kindergarden teacher and my husband for the police so we'd
have more time to work.
was givin a key to our house and everything she'd need but the trouble
started when we moved to number 7 sim lane, we thought it'd be easier,
the school bus and work cars wouldn't have to travel far, me and my husband
had a room, and our daughter had her own room, with her teddies, dolls
house and keyboard, warbdrobe and posters, of course we asked her first
what she wanted so we'd make things easier but the trouble started when
her little brother was born, we had room for him, but since she wasn't
aloud to cook breakfast and meals and we din't have enough time because
of him she had to go to school hungary, of course she had her lunch with
her but then she started to bunk of school, we asked her if she was getting
bullied, but then she was delibratly missing the bus, going to the toilet
a few seconds before the bus arrived and just standing around doing absalute
was extremly more trouble since me and my husband had to go to work after
her brother started school he went but his sister still didn't go, so,
we turned the study into her room (right next to the front door and kitchen)
she'd have breakfast then go to the toilet.
has worked and now I've been promoted, but unfortunatly my husband was
fired because of missing his car trying to get her to go to school but
now he works at home, gardening, cooking an repairing, but now she knows
NOT to miss the bus otherwise she'll have to share a room with her brother!!!!!
5 2003, Katharine Ferrana, ...
had a girl and so did my husband before we were married. When I moved in
with my husband, we added 3 cats and 1 dog to the family and about to have
another child. I am in a superstar and my husband is a celebrity activist.
We have moved 4 times since I originaly married my husband. Unlike all
the rest of comments that have been made nothing bad happened when my family
moved. My kids were actually more on time then they ever were in their
original homes. They each have their own bathroom and get up at 4:30am
to take a bath and use the bathroom while I cook breakfast. It works out
great for the whole family and my house is only one story. We have chickens
in the backyard also as well as a garden. A very busy job for me but I
am a very devoted mother/wife.
11 2003, Claire Yielding, Roseberry Town
husband has lived at 69 Sim Lane since he first moved to Roseberry Town.
He took my hand in marriage some time later and we lived together happily,
just us and our dog, for quite a while before we decided that we would
like to have a child. Our first little bundle of joy was an adopted baby
girl and she was came to us on day 12. My husband took the main hand of
rearing her as a baby as I worked on keeping the money coming in. Day 33
and my husband and I had a child of our own - a baby boy. When our second
child was born, that was when we realised that we would have to move. Being
very small, our house was simply not big enough to raise two children in.
decided to move to 78 Sim Lane where a house was already built that was
plenty big enough for us. We did add a second floor however for the bedrooms,
and we rearranged the house just a little bit so that it would suit our
style. We spent a long time doing decorating and when it was all sorted,
we were all very pleased and very proud of our work and our new home. Our
dog loved the garden and the kids loved their new rooms. Our daughter was
especially happy at having a larger bedroom.
layout of the new house is now what bothers me most, and I think that the
rest of the family are in agreement with me. None of us like it and the
kids are especially affected by it. They take longer to get out of bed
and showered in the mornings and it takes them longer to get to the bus.
It certainly has had a bad affect on them when it comes to motivation in
the morning. We are lucky in the fact that their grades havenít slipped
because of the move though. I certainly feel for you, Mrs. Swims in that
your kids seem so badly affected by your moving house. I think that on
the whole, we are glad we movedÖ I only wish that moving didnít have so
much strain attached to it..
11 2003, Nnanyelu, ...
the same happened to me.
had to move back to my old home. The children then went back to their old
routines of catching the bus.
tried making them skip breakfast, but one of my children has something
wrong with them, and must eat at least 5 times a day, and go to th bathroom
9, 2003 - by Ursull S. Swims
the mother of 4 lovely children, plus the wife of a demanding husband,
and - topping it off by recently adding a lively dog to our household.
When we decided to move into a better organized home, things turned out
differently than we expected.
family has been living in number 5 Simmer Lane ever since we came to this
neighbourhood, 4 children ago. My husband and I started off like most other
Sim couples; we had just a few rooms and the items that we needed the most.
Each time we were blessed with another child, we solved it by expanding
our old house. And when my husband insisted on building a large swimmingpool
in our living room, it was solved by adding a 2nd story to our house. So
why do I tell you all this, in an article that appearantly should be about
Our household always worked
well. The house was rather large, the children had their own rooms with
their own personal style. We always wanted to help them develop their true
persons. We never really worked hard to make them study for school, or
to catch the school bus in the mornings, although we naturally kept an
eye on their needs and grades. But most of this worked fine without too
much interuption from us, the parents. I think the times that one or more
of the children missed the bus can be counted on one hand!
Well, after 90 days in this
evergrowing house, we figured it was no longer a practical home. The rooms
were not well planned (sorry Crawl, but they weren't) and parts of it were
never completed, so we decided to move. We hired a professional house designer,
who came up with a nice 2 story house which was built in another corner
of this neighbourhood. We were all thrilled, and the feeling when we ran
into our new home for the very first time was something special. You all
know what that is like. The new house was very well layed-out, somehow
a little smaller than our old home, but still about 4000 square feet, including
5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. But no indoor swimming pool.
The children were just as
enthusiastic as us, and even our son's dog seemed to like it in the beautiful
garden. But then things started to worry us. Each morning 1 or 2 of the
children missed the school bus! No matter how early we got up there was
always someone to miss it! This never happened before, and the run from
the dining room doesn't take longer than in our previous home.
We contacted our house designer,
and even if it was against the new local community rule for house adjustments,
he helped us with very small adjustments such as adding one extra door
to the dining room, and just slightly adjusting a wall. We thought it was
solved, and it pretty much was with a better access through the doorway
for everyone. But no. Still the norm is that one of our children miss the
school bus! And things only got worse!
A few days later I got a
call from Military School. They wanted to warn me about my son who has
been slipping grades dramatically after we moved, and they said if he didn't
improve he had to be taken away! I was in state of shock, but I realized
that my son very often missed the school bus. He still did, but I payed
a neighbour to come to our home to make sure he did study hard while he
was at home. He improved slightly, but then the Military School called
again, this time they said it was too late for improvals! But I hang up,
not willing to accept the facts, I commanded my son to study harder right
away, and I must admit I was tempted to get rid of that dog that constantly
sat next to his desk trying to get all his attention.
My son managed to improve
one grade, but he will continue to miss the bus. Even if we tell him to
skip breakfast sending him directly to the bus, he will walk to the bus,
then suddenly stop without us knowing, to return to the house, walking
slowely around the house in order to get back to the bus, and then it is
too late. This never happened in our ould house, not even after he got
I could go on forever, but
I must say moving with children certainly can cause problems you wouldn't
dream of! I can't see any other changes than the house, and my conclution
will be that the structure of your house might affect some children's behavior.
In our new home everything seems to pass by much slowlier, although we
kept the same routine. I wanted to share this with you in order to warn
you, but also to give a sign of hope in case you are having these problems
in your old home, maybe it's time to move on to another house.