I should have realized that I needed to be a little more direct to Wonderboy about the whole life changing event that’s happening. Oops.
I didn’t have to even really say anything. Gameboy just casually mentioned something to Wonderboy like, “when we move to Big D blah blah” and then the water works began to fall from Wonderboy. The realization set in.
“I like my house.”
“I want my school B Elementary”
“What about O? He will miss me.”
And so many more questions.
I tried to comfort him as much as possible, but also told him that it’s totally understandable to be sad about missing his friends and routine. Change is hard for him. I also told him that we’re taking this new adventure one day at a time.
Poor little guy he is trying to be stoic and wipe away his tears as he tries unsuccessfully to hold them in. Meanwhile I’m trying to remain stoic myself..not that I’m sad leaving per say but sad for him and just want to reassure him that we’re all in this new adventure together.
His big brother of course is totally stoked about the new adventure and doesn’t seem to have regrets..yet. I’m thinking maybe his realization hasn’t quite set in.