Laura spent a good portion of our first day in our rental home getting Meadow’s room all setup. When Meadow saw it, she gave a theatrical gasp and then exclaimed: “It’s so fancy!”
With the help of friends near and far we made sure MJ has some familiar stuff around. Mostly her favorite books and a couple dolls. Turns out, Meadow is handling this surprise transition better than mommy or daddy. She’s able to verbalize matter of factly that “fire wrecked the pink house” and she hasn’t been asking to go home. Perhaps she’s just forgotten them: out of sight out of mind. Or perhaps she was never really that attached to her bike helmet, water bottle, peter rabbit spoon, some of those dollies, or other toys. Perhaps that really wasn’t her favorite vest. Or perhaps she actually knows all those things are gone. Who knows what is really going on inside the head of a soon-to-be three-year-old.
One thing is for certain. She loves pink. And she loves mommy and daddy, because she told me so.