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Going backwards for a time.
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(07-27-2018, 10:08 PM)Scott7022 Wrote: It is funny. My nephews (and his awesome wife) children adore me to pieces they ask when I am coming back all the time. I don't particularly enjoy children. I treat them like little perspectively challenged drunk adults. Engage them at the level and treat them with kindness. They seem to relish in this. He doesn't treat us like we are kids is the standard statement.

I do enjoy the odd reflections of the world I see through their eyes.

They all know, probably via that weird overlord power our pirate was mentioning, that they are safe and kids do like to feel safe.

Enjoy the offer and the time. I know I miss my Dad every day and would give anything to spend another hour with him.

I've never understood why people treat children as if they're incapable of understanding things. They may not have the experience(sheer number of days on earth) that we do, but they have a wondrous ability to extrapolate from the information they do have, and come up with very intelligent hypotheses. And if you treat them as intelligent humans, they respond as such. "Perspectively drunk", though, does describe it perfectly. Love it.
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The 1 yr old walk like he is drunk but then with my knees sometimes I do too.  Confused
They say when you get older two things happen, one is you lose your memory and the other, I forget.

We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
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(07-27-2018, 10:42 AM)Everyroadleadshome Wrote: I think it's ridiculous that American's as a whole frown upon this sort of arrangement now a days. That our throw away tendencies now apply to people as well............it's a step in the wrong direction if you ask me.

It's also very wasteful.......multiple houses, utility bills, property tax bills, food bills, etc when you can combine them and share them among a larger family.

I never understood it and envy the foreign families that I've encountered doing it.

Everyroadleadshome.

That's how I lived my life with my family and with my brother before meeting Ron, It worked wonderful because we both shared the bills, house hold chores, shopping and cooking. I wouldn't think twice about sharing again with my brother if i was single. Not now though as Ron doesn't like him much. I wouldn't do it again with Rons kids as they were lazy and wouldn't clean up after themselves until i got up one morning and told them off. I told the sons girlfriend off who in tern told the son, then the son was the only one cleaning and helping out but the sister and girlfriend continued to be lazy.
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Just so ya know... Mo = Ron
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Yeah, my sister is moving in with me in about a week. She was shocked when I made the offer a few months ago. One can't have their sister being homeless, I guess. We are quite opposites, as far as people go. I'm quiet and she's all about drama and go-go-go. I don't drink, and she is a wino. LOL.

Hopefully it will inspire me to get the van finished so I can escape when I need to.
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(07-29-2018, 08:01 PM)S Cello Wrote: Yeah, my sister is moving in with me in about a week. She was shocked when I made the offer a few months ago. One can't have their sister being homeless, I guess. We are quite opposites, as far as people go. I'm quiet and she's all about drama and go-go-go. I don't drink, and she is a wino. LOL.

Hopefully it will inspire me to get the van finished so I can escape when I need to.
Good for you to be willing to share. Yes it could lead to motivation to have a means to part time travel. I’m seeing that I need to do the same in order to give the young family some space.
They say when you get older two things happen, one is you lose your memory and the other, I forget.

We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
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I just spent a wonderful week end with my uncle and aunt in Wisconsin. The subject of growing old and staying in their own home/farm came up. Their kids want them in assisted living NOw. They have a house built for 8 people and any visitors that might wander in. They live in the middle of nowhere yet surrounded by ancestors - well the bodies are in the cemetery but the old homes are still there. We took a drive... to leave would be to leave their life time... yet their 6 children live so scattered away none will be taking care of my uncle and aunt when the time comes. I suggested they be thinking and planning now. I suggested that they could find a way to make their existing house work for two families to live together but still have privacy. Maybe they can find someone who needs a leg up and move someone in with them. They are people lovers so it could work out who knows. I sure do hate the whole concept of assisted living. Yet some times assistance is the only thing. I’m also thinking years ago elderly people were either healthy or lived in a nursing home or with family. There are religious groups of people who care for their elderly in an apartment or small house. Care is provided by grand children. Inheritance goes to them for caring for the grandparents. What have we lost by institutionalizing people from birth to grave???
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+1 to above, however each family makes their own choices. My ex neighbor in the duplex I was last in has a sister, in her 70’s, poor health, who has 4 kids. She is in a trailer (mobile home) 1980 vintage in San Diego. Her 4 kids, 3 boys, 1 girl, all live from Texas to Florida, well away from her. None will visit and help, they are either “too busy” or just don’t like her. 

My own parents, my dad died at home at 84 and mom lived for a year in the old house but she couldn’t see well enough to drive and was falling. She was too proud to have in-home help but was willing to go to a “retirement home”, which was as well appointed as most upscale apartments, at $3200 a month.
She stayed there 4 years until her Parkinson’s effects got her. She talked some about having stayed at home but knew she was falling too much. My brother and I went weekly, trading off, to be there, run errands, take her places. After all, she cared for us for 16 and 17 years respectively, we could help her with her last 4.
They say when you get older two things happen, one is you lose your memory and the other, I forget.

We have enough youth. How about a fountain of smart?
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