Living too far to really bond
We moved to our farm about three years ago and seldom see our kids/gkids. Actually, when we lived within 20 minutes of them, we seldom saw them but now they are complaining that we 'chose' to move 2 hours away and there is friction in the relationships. I personally don't drive and when we go into the city to visit, we can only stay a couple of hours because we have a dog here.
Frankly, if we hadn't moved, I would have been asked to babysit my daughter's two daughters while she worked and I would have said 'NO.' I raised four of my own and don't want to raise any more. So, I would have been SOS even if we had stayed. Would like to hear more from you that are not the close doting grandparents.