frequency of getting together

cocoonerJuly 9, 2004

Those of you who are about 35-55 minutes from your grandchild's home, how often do you see each other? How long are your visits?


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i keep my youngest gd almost every weekend. i insist that my daughter brings here to my home on friday afternoon. i never, ever, never had anybody help me with my kids as they grew up, and i was a little resentful. i want to make sure my kids dont ever feel that. but they are young, and i feel that for three days of freedom, they can bring them to my house.
i do have another gd that lives in the same town as the first, (abt 20 miles away) and due to circumstances, i only see her on her birthday. i could go there much more often, but dont feel a warm fuzzy from the other grandparents. i always leave her feeling terribly sad.
i guess it is just a matter of how comfortable you feel around the kids and parents, and also how much time you can give to a grandbaby.
it is different for all of us.


    Bookmark   July 10, 2004 at 6:14PM
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I try to see the grandkids about once a week, and usually offer to babysit so parents can have an evening to themselves once in a while.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2004 at 8:23PM
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I keep my little grand-daughter while the parents work. I usually keep her a day or two per week. But we can get her anytime we want. The kids always bring her to our house. We live about 30 minutes away from each other.


    Bookmark   October 1, 2004 at 2:58PM
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