Would you let family live with you??
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|Tue, 04-15-2003 - 8:57am|
I just thought it would be a great discussion because I have family moving in this week-end. We have had non-family live with us for 6 months. (They are closer than family now - We love them) My DH's grandparents are moving in to our home instead of a nursing home. So now I will be a 24-hour caregiver. We really want this to happen but I know there will still be problems. :-) We added on to our house earlier when we invited then to come but they refused. Wanting to stay independant. But since grandma's fall the story has changed.
It was funny because before we put on the apartment like addition, we talked about the problem of having it. Any member of the family needing a place would expect to come here because we have the space for it. I said I could handle my dad, he is easy going. No way on my mother. I made the mistake of telling her that and she hasn't let me forget it. Dh's mom would be fine but not his dad. I could handle my sister and her kid for a while but not long term. I could handle any of our siblings for a period of time but but like forever. The apartment doesn't have a kitchen and is open to our home so it is not totally seperate. WE joked about having to sell the house after his grandparents are gone so that we would not have to deal with taking care of family.
What about you - what do you think?