In another thread, someone mentioned dreaming of a cozy little place for just her and her dh and dogs. However, she said her dh is planning for grandchildren not yet conceived.
I totally get this dilemma and want to know what you all think! On one hand, it seems silly to have a big house for the rare entire extended family visit. It sounds lovely to downsize and embrace the simplicity of an empty nest. However, it also makes me really sad to think of not having space in my home for my five kids (and their spouses and their children). My mom and her second husband live in a retirement community and we can't stay with them. We have to rent an airbnb. This is fine but it's not the same as waking up together and sleeping under the same roof. And to be completely honest, it does feel a bit unwelcoming. (I'm sure this sounds really immature and is probably more related to issues with my stepfather but still... no room for you feels like no room for you.)
How are you thinking about this as you age?
Edited by Janie Grace, 12 September 2017 - 07:50 AM.