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Old 01-14-2022, 12:10 PM
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When you decided to settle in The Villages and leave your sons,
daughters, and grandkids up North was that hard to leave them behind?

I can't imagine how that must feel especially when the grandkids are baby's

Your Thoughts Please
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:05 PM
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Yes it was and than covid came along and could not travel to see them all. Since our kids are working they have a limited amount of vacation time to come here.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:35 PM
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Nope, after raising 3 kids, and putting them all through college, it's ME time.....
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:47 PM
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We bought here a few years ago with the intention of eventually selling our RI property. However our kids and especially our 8, 6, 3, 1 year old grandkids with another one due in July have changed our plans. Not quite sure when or if we will sell RI now. As long as we can afford it, we have the best of two worlds owning in both FL and RI.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:50 PM
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It's their turn to be Mom and Dad. Some children never reach full potential until the training wheels come off. Maybe someday they will be the one's announcing their careers or circumstances are moving them away. Then what ? Do you follow them. On the other hand you will always miss them. You will find ways to visit each other. Video communications is at your fingertips and will help make it easier.
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:52 PM
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When you decided to settle in The Villages and leave your sons,
daughters, and grandkids up North was that hard to leave them behind?

I can't imagine how that must feel especially when the grandkids are baby's

Your Thoughts Please
That's one of my reasons for escaping this place April thru October. Covid didn't cause too much inconvenience except for 2 weeks of quarantine for their safety or mine
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:59 PM
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That's one of my reasons for escaping this place April thru October. Covid didn't cause too much inconvenience except for 2 weeks of quarantine for their safety or mine

I recommend you either keep a seasonal home or rent if returning north for the summer. Do not park yourself in your children's home for a prolonged period of time. Formula for disaster.

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Old 01-14-2022, 03:22 PM
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Also, when the Grandkids grow older, they seem to get their own life with friends.

My neighbor had his grandson come down after school was out for 2 weeks last spring.
After the first day he was bored.
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I recommend you either keep a seasonal home or rent if returning north for the summer. Do not park yourself in your children's home for a prolonged period of time. Formula for disaster.
I agree 100%
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Paid for medical school, grad school, for kids. Grands are in med and grad school. Spent time with all during 2020-21. All are happy wherever we work, or live.
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Some of our neighbors moved back to where they originally came from to help with their grand kids and/or kids or just be closer to their extended families.
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Kids moved away after completing college to start their own lives. Grandchildren were 1,000 miles away from there...and 1,000 miles away from here, so there is no difference. You can't follow your children around the country hoping they will stay put. They move for job opportunities and other reasons. Making your own life and then visiting often works for us...
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We are also from RI and keeping both homes for the same reason.
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Old 01-15-2022, 06:40 AM
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When you decided to settle in The Villages and leave your sons,
daughters, and grandkids up North was that hard to leave them behind?

I can't imagine how that must feel especially when the grandkids are baby's

Your Thoughts Please
So you have no kids/grandchildren and you want to know how people that do feel about leaving them? Just trying to understand the reason for the post. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2022, 06:52 AM
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So you have no kids/grandchildren and you want to know how people that do feel about leaving them? Just trying to understand the reason for the post. Thanks
I have 3 daughters in the DC area. No grandkids... Yet...

We raised them, put them thru college (no debt) and they're all doing well on their own. Just as we had hoped for. We did our job.

If and when grandkids show up, we'll deal with it. Being so close to WDW (and my kids are all HUGE fans, having visited well over a dozen times), they'll come and see us (just as one daughter and her fiance´ are doing tomorrow)...
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