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Old 10-30-2010, 06:15 PM   #141
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What a great solution! (The week away from the kids with your DW, not the nursing-home-revenge thoughts. )

Also, it gives you something to look forward to. Glad to hear that things eased up at w*rk a little, too.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:34 PM   #142
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Epilogue: I had a chance to chat with DW andthe absolute crush at work eased. We are looking for ways to make life a bit more reasonable. I am not sure it will get to what I would personally consider to be "good," but any improvement is welcome. We looked into a get away for a week in the short term and the prices were prohibitive. Instead, we have set up a weekend for ourselves and are paying the regular sitter to spend the weekend with the kids.
That's good to hear.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:50 PM   #143
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Brewer have fun on your week end away !
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Let yourselves become young lovers again. The kids will be safe with the sitter and the job will be waiting for you. Let that all go for just a while. Do the things you did when you first fell in love.
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Kind of burns my @ss that we cannot get so much as an afternoon of help from family, but so be it. I will get to choose the nursing home...
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Kind of burns my @ss that we cannot get so much as an afternoon of help from family, but so be it. I will get to choose the nursing home...
But who gets to sign the will?
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But who gets to sign the will?
I don't think Brewer's getting paid very much to run his parent's financial portfolio, either.

I know how he feels. When my PILs lived here they were all about the promises of grandkid sleepovers and weekends... up until they actually had to make those events happen. It would've been better for them to not make any promises in the first place.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:44 AM   #148
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Kind of burns my @ss that we cannot get so much as an afternoon of help from family, but so be it. I will get to choose the nursing home...
Thatís a real shame. I spent most of my childhood summers with aunts/uncles/cousins or grandparents (or them with us) and it was always enjoyable and bonding. One prominent memory of these visits, however, is my grandparents sighing with relief as we drove away...

We have one 18 month old granddaughter who has already had two 4 day weekends with us this summer while her parents were away (getting trashed at celebrating friends weddings).

Don't count on the nursing home thing - they may go Japanese and just move in.
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Brewer, it is so important that you and your DW take some time out for yourselves. Life is about much more than the work-home-sleep-work routine.

For the life of me, I never can understand why families don't outsource some of the daily tasks they find themselves overwhelmed with, especially when the financial situation allows it. If you can hire a handyman to take care of some of those tasks that take up your weekend do it, have some quality time for yourselves.
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