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Sunday, August 12, 2012

We moved in with my parents…

So it’s time to admit publicly what we’ve sort of kept a secret all summer.  We lived with my parents for the past 6 weeks, and it was wonderful.  I had the summer off of work and my parents like 1000 miles away.  It made us wonder why multigenerational homes rarely exist.  My parents both worked during the day, so we were free to do what we wanted.  In the evenings we’d go on hikes together or out to dinner.  Their house is about three times the size of ours, so it actually felt more spacious. 

Kyton loved all of the attention and the ability to be held anytime he wanted.  I know in many situations both parties would get on each others nerves, but my parents were great about letting us do things our way, and rarely telling us that we were doing things wrong.  My mom thought that I should have given Kyton meat way sooner than I did, and she mentioned it, but didn’t push the issue or get upset when I didn’t agree.  They let us move around all of their breakables, and install child locks and gates in the necessary locations.  My dad is very handy, and Dylan was able to help him out with a variety of projects over the summer and learn some new skills in the process. 

kyton with grand parents
I love this picture of my parents with Ky!

It was nice for Kyton get to to spend a great deal of time with both sets of grandparents.  Dylan’s family lives a little less then 2 hours away, and were able to visit often. 

Dylan and I discussed the other day that we ate out more this summer than the previous year combined.  We rarely eat out as it is the only way to make our budget work, but we were treated quite a bit by both sets of parents. 

It was a very fun time that went by way too fast!  We’re back in Florida now, and I go back to work on Monday. 

Would you ever move back in with your parents?

4 comments:

Katy said...

That sounds like a wonderful 6 weeks! I wouldn't move in I don't think but my in-laws moved here from a few states over and it is wonderful. Sometimes I think we take for granted our families-it's so wonderful ya'll were all able to be together! :)

One Ordinary Family said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Good luck this school year! And yes, we've considered a move with my parents. Not to Hudson though. My dad works in Cincinnati a great deal and they are both from here. They want to eventually move back down here and we've loosely toyed around with the idea of going in with them on a larger house so that we can take care of them as they age. We already vacation with them frequently and visit frequently, so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch. They're underwater on their house right now and some foreclosures in the neighborhood haven't helped, so it will probably be a few years before they're looking seriously at moving down here and we're looking seriously at buying a house with them.

It was great seeing you and meeting Dylan and Kyton finally!

Jenny said...

It sounds like a great way to spend some of your summer! Plus wonderful for Kyton to be with his grandparents.

Pat Tillett said...

It sounds like a great time. I've always thought that multi-generational households were a good thing. In our last house, we had four generations living in the same house. My granddaughter, her mom, two aunts, her grandma (my wife), and her great grandma. We all loved it. They say it takes a village and we almost had one....

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