Originally Posted by northhome
Exactly. Personally I like the extended family model, and it works for us. Sort of.
Turns out that not all the children want the extended family, but that's another story.
And honestly, the kid thing is another thing for me. I'm very aware that my lifestyle choices impact on my son and try to minimise that at all costs. I try to uphold the same standards for other people's kids as I do my own. Eg. I dont do dates coming round after bedtime and wouldn't go around to a guys house whilst his kid is in bed. It doesn't matter if it's a norm for him. It's just not something I endorse.