How long will the kids be staying?
I'm kind of counting on the
Now I'm starting to wonder if (as they say) I'm dreamin'. Is it fair enough to expect that my children should be moving out? Or is this one of those 'wait until they're older and you'll see' type of issues?
So are kids not moving out just because it is too expensive? Are kids not moving out because their parents like having them around? Are they not moving out because it's too awkward to have the 'it's time to go kiddo' conversation?
I don't know but I'm curious to know if there are things I could say now, in early adolescence, that might prepare the way in the future. It's not because I don't like them, I really do. But I think they can learn a lot by moving out and gaining some independence. And being honest, I'm not sure that we can financially support five kids into their late 20's.
In the meantime I'll persist with my strategy of a small house, crowded bedrooms and bad cooking. Sure to send them screaming in desperation to an inner city share house!