I made a start on packing today. I only packed a couple of boxes as thats all I could find in the garage that were a suitable size for what I wanted them for, it felt good to get started though.
I took Riley out with me to fetch the boxes and as soon as we were back inside we had the following conversation:
Riley: "Riley wants to stay here."
Me: "Wheres here?"
Riley: "Riley's house. My house."
Then after I'd packed a box and was carrying it out of the lounge Riley yelled after me, "Don't go without Riley!"
I've fallen for it again, sigh. We've talked about the new house many times now but each time it seemed like Riley wasn't listening or didn't fully understand what I was trying to tell him. You'd think I would've learnt by now that he is a smart kid and not to underestimate him.
His world's going to be turned upside down in the next couple of weeks and thats when the fun will truly begin. Sure hes attached to this place as its the only home that hes known but I'm hoping that once we are all settled into the new place he'll like it just as much. Yes it will be different but sometimes different can be good.