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Old 11-08-2016, 02:59 PM   #21
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Koolau: So if I am understanding correctly you want your kids to come without your grand-kids to visit you? If this is correct I can see why they don't come. Now if they can bring the grand-kids then I think they are crazy. I am surprised your couple friend would try to bring one of their grand-kids to your house. That I think is imposing.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:34 PM   #22
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Koolau: So if I am understanding correctly you want your kids to come without your grand-kids to visit you? If this is correct I can see why they don't come. Now if they can bring the grand-kids then I think they are crazy. I am surprised your couple friend would try to bring one of their grand-kids to your house. That I think is imposing.
The friends I described wanted to come and bring THEIR grandchild(ren). Our kids/grandkids are welcome.
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It does not look like we will have grandchildren. Married daughter does not like kids, and son is going to stay single. That's what they said.

On the other hand, they have never thought of ever leaving this town. So, I am not going to be heading NW as I was thinking some years ago. I see my children all the time. And my nieces and the precious grandniece.
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For some illogical reason, I enjoy living here in New Jersey. I am fortunate that my 2 married kids - and my 3 grandchildren between them - live very close. I absolutely love being a grandparent; so, even if I didn't like New Jersey there is no way I'd move.
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Been a while since I read the original thread.

We have "pseudo" grandkids now - our nephews are just the right ages to be our grandkids, and we are childless. We have become totally crazy about them and have such a blast when we spend time together.

Do I sometimes fantasize about moving to Amsterdam to be closer to them while they are growing up? Yes.

We might start going over for the summers.......
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We were quite "old" when we got them so we raised our kids to be independent. ....

In short, I can't see us ever moving "for our kids or grandkids" although we will help them if we are able. YMMV
We told our kids, who are quite independent, not to make their life decisions based on what they thought we wanted--one moved away, one moved closer to us. Both have little kids now and we try to spend equal hours with them (a few days at a time every six weeks to ten weeks with the distant ones, a few hours at a time every ten days or so with the nearby ones). No way would we move, even part-time, to be closer to the distant ones, and not sure they'd want us to.
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