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« on: July 22, 2014, 03:25:37 PM »

I have a question for parents whose children have already moved away from home. Not looking for advice or anything but just curious on how other families work.

When you meet your children, what do you actually do with them? I mean besides the usual things like offering food and asking how they are doing. Do you have some kind of family activities? Do you have common hobbies?
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 03:33:44 PM »

I'm on the other side of that. I'm the kid who goes back to visit with his parents.  We see them about 1-2x a month, usually just to visit, sometimes for dinner. They love seeing my kids play, so they get together with us more to see them than anything else. Grandkids are magnets. My dad and I trade off helping each other at our houses whether it be painting a room, installing a ceiling fan, etc. We chat weekly as well on the phone. My dad and I like investing in stocks so usually when we get together, we discuss our latest companies that we are researching. It bores the heck out of my mom and wife, but it works for us.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 05:59:13 PM »

Our relationship to my parents: open hostility and insult hurling-haven't spoken in almost 2 years

Our relationship to my in-laws: Sort of stand-offish friendly, we see each other 1-2 times a year at a max.

What I would love to have with our children, or with our parents:

Family meals together for holidays/birthdays (alternating with our kids' in-laws of course), I'd love to have a great big house where all the kids and grandkids can come visit as often as they like. If I could choose, there would be a great big family meal at least once a month.
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