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Re: How many years before grandparents tire of chasing grandkids?
Old 05-11-2007, 09:11 AM   #21
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Re: How many years before grandparents tire of chasing grandkids?

I think grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other relatives can be good refuges for teenagers who are need time away fromare mortified bytheir parents. My cousin's son when he was 14 and 15 years old would roll his eyes at everything his mother said but had a great time with Greg laying a paver sidewalk and riding dirt bikes. Kept him out of trouble.


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Re: How many years before grandparents tire of chasing grandkids?
Old 05-12-2007, 10:17 AM   #22
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Re: How many years before grandparents tire of chasing grandkids?

The reason we did not "down size" in retirement was to have space sufficient for kids and grandkids to visit and play. We did not locate next to them (3 children, 5 grandchildren), but all are within two hours and one child (2 grandchildren) live on the same place (farm) as we. Our grandchildren are age 9, down to 8 mo., so far all have a great time with us, and we with them. We enjoy being at their activities as well as being a part of our own activities with them. We, and they, do our own thing as we wish and give one another room to make whatever choices we want. We "babysit" when we want, they are always welcome to stay with us when they want. The kid traps, pool, four-wheelers, trampoline, horses, and sporting activities all help, of course. So does their "house sitting" while we are traveling.

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