Every year during the Summer I send my kids off to my parents house.
They cherish spending time with their Grandfatherrents although I think as my friend and I get older it’s become more of a challenge to get them out there, then when they were younger it was always fun for them to go see their Grandfatherrents because they live in a rustic house.
I don’t have any of the current conveniences that my friend and I have in our house. I want to send my kids out there because I think it gives them a reality check on how lucky they are to live the way that they do. Once I even noticed that when my kids got back they stopped complaining about little things like they did before they left. One thing my parents don’t have that my friend and I do in our house is a heating plus cooling system. I have no central heating plus air conditioning, plus that’s where their house has always been. I grew up separate from central air conditioning plus it didn’t affect me at all, then my kids are pretty spoiled plus I want them to see what it’s like to live this way, and right before my friend and I ship them off they always complain about not being able to sleep because you’re so warm separate from the air conditioning blasting on them. However, I think it’s a great lesson for them plus I like to supply them a dose of reality.