Belgium, Belgium, Belgium.
It’s all we’ve been talking about since we started telling people, just one week ago today. But the thing is, while the move feels all-consuming, it’s really not, and it’s still a long ways off. Sure, the move is now a part of our daily life, but it’s still just a part.Lots of other stuff is going on too, like how baby Paul turned two on Monday and he now tells knock-knock jokes with poop punchlines. And Piper just learned how to make DIY gummy bears, and now we’re all eating questionable yellow slimy things without proper hesitation.
But before we return to whatever this blog used to be, let’s do one more Belgian post. Because there’s been a lot of questions.
Why are you moving? Michael was presented with a job opportunity within the company he works for currently, and we feel the timing is perfect with where we’re at as a family. We will be there 3 years, and then back to the Hoosier state it will be just in time to dive into middle school for Piper.
When are you moving? The specific date is up in the air, but probably late July/early August. The girls are going to finish the school year here in Indiana, and will be in Belgium by the start of the new school year in August.
Where will the kids go to school? Right now we’ve narrowed it down to two English speaking private international schools. I’m considering sending Gage to a French speaking school, because I’ve always wanted to hear a French speaking pirate.
What are you going to do with all your stuff? We’re selling the house and the cars. We’re shipping anything we need and storing nonessential treasures. Also – we’re making daily trips to Goodwill. I tell ya what, purging house vomit feels great…
What are you going to do with your pets? Ugh, I don’t know. In fact, let’s move on and not think it.
Will you be on House Hunters International? Only if you will tune in and tell me how well um, spoken, um, I am.
So you’re moving “to work”, when really it’s a huge field trip to learn how to make beer and cheese, right? Duh.
What are you most excited about? The travel (you guys, I’ll be living just a short train-ride away from the motherland!), the food (beer! cheese! chocolate! waffles!) and just the general once in a lifetime experience of doing something crazy, like moving my family to a completely new place on the globe.
What am I most scared of? Being homesick and missing my friends and family, spiraling into unhealthy depression and anxiety, our belongings getting lost on the shipping container, learning to live without basic necessities like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Target and Jimmy Johns and possibly even my Tempurpedic bed.
Is it too early to start dibs’ing your stuff? Nope. Although the Barbie Dreamhouse has already been spoken for.
So yeah, now you’re in the know. Did I miss anything?