Sunday, May 31, 2009

Commune anyone?

Day 151.

In many other cultures it's normal to have many parts of an extended family under one roof. It is expected that grandparents, and others will live with you. Why don't we have that as a part of our culture? I want that. Seriously.

I am grateful to spend time with family.

I hate that my sister and her family live so far away. I know that they love it here for many reasons, and goodness knows I love it here too when I visit! I would LOVE to live here in fact...if the rest of our life and extended family didn't live in the midwest. It just doesn't make sense for us to move away from all that. But geesh, I see up close and personal how amazing it is to live near (or with!) family.

Our kids get along so well together. They have the time of their lives playing together. Dylan and Anya are so cute telling each other how much they love each other all the time and giving each other hugs spontaneously throughout the day. At one point Steve, Lara and I were all sitting on the deck with books and the four kids were in the sandbox (a pretty small sandbox!) together playing and getting along swell.

I say we bring back communal living.

1 comment:

  1. I am with you on this one..would love to live with my family, too :) So glad you are still posting on your are good! katie