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Living in two houses
Ten simple practical tips from Sophie (11 years old) on how to live in two houses.
Article No. 16
Date posted January 13, 2008
Living in two houses may seem impossible at first, but you get used to it. For the past four years I have been living in two houses which seems like forever. I hate thinking that my parents will never get back together but the good thing is you double stuff like bedrooms, toys and TV.
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The way I live is on week days I stay with my mum and on weekends I stay with my dad which can be nice because it gives me something to look forward to.
These are my tips:
Make sure you have enough favourite toys in each house or you may get really bored.
Keep a nice amount of underwear in both houses or you might have to wear dirty ones.
Do lots of helping around the house because your parents will get tired of doing everything on their own.
Give your parents lots of love and show you really care because they still could be upset that they split up.
Shouting at your parents saying “This wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t split up” may be bad because that will make them feel bad too.
6. Stuff for school
If you need something washing for school always remind your parents or they may forget.
7. Talking about it
Talking about it to friends is really good especially if they’ve been going through the same things because it gives you someone to talk to and get advice from.
Don’t be afraid to ask your parents about them splitting up. They won’t mind that much.
When you first see one of the houses you are about to move in to and it doesn’t look very nice you can tell your parents or try to think nice things about it.
Make list so you don’t forget anything from each house because you may have your swimming kit in one and your goggles in another.
Try your best to make both houses your home and try to remember that even if your parents argue it isn’t your fault and they both love you wherever you live.
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