Moving from the eyes of an 8 year old - Guest Post

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 AnnMarie Brown 8 Comments

Mommy says a tight fit but it all fits. 
I was at McDonald's with my mom when my mom told me that we are moving to Toronto for sure. I was so excited to be living so close to my big sister. I was going to get to spend more time with my Stephanie.

My stuffies were sad to be put into boxes and the lids closed because it was dark for them and they didn't know where they were going. I felt very alone without all my toys. I even had to get rid of some of my baby toys because I didn't play with them anymore. It was really weird watching all my stuff go into boxes. I have never moved before and lived forever in St Thomas in this house.

The saddest part about moving was saying good bye to all my friends and my best friends Abbie and Mason.  I wish they could have moved to Toronto with me. But when I visit St Thomas I get to visit them. I also miss seeing my grandparents whenever I want but they will come visit me and I can visit them.

The best part of moving is seeing my sister more often. I get to go to new places and new malls even. I get to explore a new city. We have found a new church to attend and I am meeting new people. My family from out of town comes to visit me and they sleep over.

I love my new room and all my toys fit in it. Toronto is the best city to live in. So far I have been to the zoo, pioneer village, science centre and different stores. Oh and I get to go back to London and have sleepovers there when we visit.

To my readers:
This post was written by my 8 year old girlie. 
Many people have asked her thoughts on moving
so I got her to put it into words and she even 
took the pictures of her room I made it into 
a collage for her. 
Thanks for reading!


  1. How do you guys do the collages? Love them. Cheers. Great post. Your dd could be a blogger. I love it!!

  2. Such a great post. It is great to see how kids think. Toronto is awesome to visit, I bet it is fab to live in

  3. Awww It is nice to hear things from a kids point of view. I think sometimes as adults we forget how important the "little" worries were when we were younger.

    P.S. I still get concerned for my stuffed Bear and Dog when they have to get put in a box to move!

  4. What a great post and I love hearing from a little 8 year-old girl as I have one too. LOVE this!

  5. Very cool to have your daughter guest post! I can't wait for my kids to be old enough to do that. Also, the most important thing is that all her toys fit in her new room, awesome!

  6. Such a beautiful post.
    Welcome to Toronto!

  7. Very nice post! I hope the whole family has settled in to living in the big city.

  8. Awwww how sweet. It is hard on kids moving and understanding that life takes us on many adventures, meeting new friends, and new people while being away from those we love and feel like we've lost. Awesome post!