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.
Not all of our children do either.
of the 3 who are out of the house now, only one prefers that model. But that is A-ok. The other two have a lot less contact, primarily via fb.
But-the people who want to be involved more than peripherally know exactly where to find everyone.