Every year during the summer I send my kids off to my parents house.
They love spending time with their grandparents but I think as we get older it’s become more of a challenge to get them out there.
When they were younger it was always fun for them to go see their grandparents because they live in a rustic house. I don’t have any of the modern conveniences that we 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 we do in our home is a heating and cooling system. I have no central heating and air conditioning, and that’s where their house has always been. I grew up without central air conditioning and it didn’t affect me at all. My kids are pretty spoiled and I want them to see what it’s like to live this way. Right before we ship them off they always complain about not being able to sleep because you’re so hot without the air conditioning blasting on them. However, I think it’s a good lesson for them and I like to give them a dose of reality.