Every year while in the summer time I send my kids off to my parents house.
- They love spending time with their Grandparents although I feel as my friend and I 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 my friend and I have in our house. I want to send my kids out there because I feel 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 property is a heating plus cooling system. I have no central heating plus a/c, plus that’s where their condo has always been. I grew up without central a/c plus it didn’t affect me at all. My kids are pretty spoiled plus I want them to see what it’s like to live this way; Right before my friend and I ship them off they always complain about not being able to sleep because you’re so tepid without the a/c blasting on them. However, I feel it’s a fantastic lesson for them plus I like to deliver them a dose of reality.