For many individuals, it’s pretty common to move away from family after high school. College takes us to another city, state, or even country. Then a job keeps us there. I know that at least, in my immediate friend circle, most of us don’t live in the same town as our families. Our families are not a part of the daily fabric of our lives. Our moms, dads, siblings, and cousins don’t make up a major part of our social group. We see them on special occasions. If we’re visiting them, we are on vacation. We certainly don’t know what it would be like to factor them into our real lives in the places where we work and run around to social events. If this sounds like you, and you’re considering moving back to the town where your parents live, there are some things to consider. Here are the pros and cons of living near your family.
Pro: Free sitters
You’ll never struggle to find a baby sitter or pet sitter again when you want to travel, or have a night on the town with your honey. Your older, possibly retired parents are happy for the distraction and entertainment of a cute child or pet in the house.