sue2oz

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    sorry that this may sound abit stupid but here goes;

    i was at my sons easter service last week, was alittle sad because my son and and all his friends who hes gone through school with for 6 years was standing in front of my singing their little hearts out and i got a BIG lump in my thoat:sad: thinking about taking him away from his friends, dont get me wrong he wants to go to oz but it did shake me up that we are leaving our lives behind to start a new, its happening for real are we doing the right thing?

    Does anyone else feel or felt like this about the kids.

    maybe am just getting cold feet am worried, nervous, excited, sad, happy all at the same time:huh:

    in the schools in adelaide do they have easter/christmas/harvest festivals etc or family assembleys as a mum i love to see the children join in them thanks guys

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    Guest ali@51

    Dont worry I think this is normal I have been doing it since befor christmas!!!!! ( we fly in about 8 weeks) I seem to spend a lot of time sniveling and feeling green:confused:. Drove into chester last week and was at it on the way home. OHHHHH This is the last time I will do this drive OHHHHH. I wouldnt mind but we avoid Chester like the plauge in the summer. I think its steping out of the comfort zone big time and when you get this close it gets a little scary. I sit down and try and think why we are going. If you decided to stay all those reasons would still be their. I keep telling myself these feelings are coming from fear of the unknown and beeing scared is not a good reason not to do somthing. Also hopefully what you gain will be more than you loose. Have I convinced you yet:). If not I could try some more corney sayings:biglaugh:

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    If not I could try some more corney sayings:biglaugh:

    thanks for that ali the one that keeps sringing to my mind is, better the devil you know than the devil you dont:confused:and then a minute later its we are doing it for the kids(abit of kylie/robbie)LOL

    thanks for that gurl i surppose EVERY mum feels the sams way its just that i carnt whinged and moan to the hubby:chatterbox: cause hes worked/paid hard to do this for us his family if you know what i mean

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    Guest caoimhe

    Hi Sue

    I think what you are feeling is very normal. My eldest son is 10 and has had a best friend from he was 2, they were in daycare together and then nursery thru to primary 6 and he is breaking his heart at the thought of leaving him, I worry in case we are putting him thru this and maybe it isn't the right move!! But then when I think of the bigger picture I know we are.

    Your kids are young like my own and they make friends quickly at that age. I think if we leave the move for a few more years it will be a lot harder on the older one's

    We all get emotional sometimes as we really want to do the best for our families but no one can tell us what that is, sometimes I am terrified and want to call the whole thing off but I know in my heart we have to try for all our sakes.

    Good luck and remember next year you will be watching your son singing his little heart out with a new set of friends :wubclub:

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    Guest weesp

    I worry every day about this, my son who is 10 has had his best friend since birth, they have never had an arguement and get on famously, his best friend said to him yesterday, " I'm gonna cry for ever when you go" it broke my heart when he told me this, I again had second thoughts thinking some people go though their hole life and never find a true friend, which I think this little boy is, I can see them being friends for life. My eldest also I worry about he's 17 has a huge circle of friends and I wonder about him also, but I try to look at the bigger picture, how many people in our place would turn down a chance to go to oz and have a better life, I spend every day moaning about this place, but it's true, it's because I'm coming out of my comfort zone, so your not the only one going through these emotions, try and be strong and know that it is the right decision.

    Lynn

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    OH GURLS YOUVE MADE ME LAUGH AND CRY ALL FOR THE RIGHT REASONS MIND.

    WE OUR ALL MUMS AND WANT THE BEST FOR OUR BABIES NO WAY DO WE WANT TO MAKE THEM SAD IN ANYWAY DOSENT MATTER HOW OLD THEY ARE.AM GLAD U SAIDS THE THINGS YOU SAID ITS ALL TRUE MY 10 YR LD HAS A BEZZY FRIEND AND THEY WILL SOB WHEN THE TIME COMES:sad:.

    THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS A THINK IS THAT WE ALL HAVE 10 YR OLDS SO LETS GET TOGETHER IN ADELAIDE YOU NEVER KNOW OUR KIDS COULD BE BEST PALS:D

    THANKS GURLS

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    We dont have harvest festivals here. If your kids go to a state peimary, there will be no religion either. Some schools do offer before christmas and easter an assembly given by a mix of the local church representatives.

     

    Primary schools have sports day, swimming carnivals and usually each class will host school assembly in turn and you will be able to go to those.

     

    Some schools participate in Tournement of the minds which is a competition where the kids are in school teams to find and act out an answer to a set scenario in either literature, maths or social science. This is a state wide comp so kids come down to compete from little country schools. It lasts a whole day and is worth watching if your school participates.

     

    There is also Wakakirri story dance competition. Some schools enter this and the kids have to put together a story told through dance.They have to make the costumes out of recycled stuff. All the schools are awarded bronze, silver or gold for various categories and the overall winners compete at state and then national level. These are fun to watch.

     

    Each year the state schools are involved in the music festival in the Festival theatre. Each school is allotted so many places and they select a choir. These choirs combine with other schools and sing the set songs on the night allotted for their schools. There are some solos and other instrumental/ dance performances during the night. It's an impressive sight when the curtain opens to show about 1000 kids all in bright tshirts on stage.

     

    Of course you don't have as much to do with them when they go to High School, but by then they are wanting to be with their friends.

     

    Your kids will make new friends and will keep in touch with the old. My daughter when she finished primary school was the only one from her school to go to her particular school. The kids who went on to high school together are no longer best buds as the kids change and get a chance to meet so many new people at high school.

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    Guest caoimhe

    THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS A THINK IS THAT WE ALL HAVE 10 YR OLDS SO LETS GET TOGETHER IN ADELAIDE YOU NEVER KNOW OUR KIDS COULD BE BEST PALS:D

    THANKS GURLS

     

    That sounds a great idea:idea:

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    Guest weesp

    THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS A THINK IS THAT WE ALL HAVE 10 YR OLDS SO LETS GET TOGETHER IN ADELAIDE YOU NEVER KNOW OUR KIDS COULD BE BEST PALS:D

    THANKS GURLS

     

    Sounds good to me too!!:)

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