|Re: Intergenerational Activities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Howard Landman (howardpolyamory.org)|
|Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 17:58:06 -0600 (MDT)|
> Patty said: "Many of > the young families here were propelled into cohousing by the what I call > the "Myth of the Many Grandparents". They looked forward to numerous > seniors, always available, eager to become stand-in grandmas and grandpas > to their children, babysitting, doing activities, sharing their wisdom. > The reality is far from the myth." Well, Carol and I had twins in January, and for us the myth was somewhat true, although I'd say it really was more like many aunts and uncles. Many people offered to take care of the twins so we could run an errand or try to catch up on lost sleep. A group organized itself to cook us dinners several nights a week. In a few weeks, with the babies 5 months old, we'll be getting an au pair. But I don't know how we would have survived the first few months without the help of our community There were no "expectations". We didn't expect any of this. It was just a wonderful, wonderful gift. Howard A. Landman River Rock Commons Fort Collins, CO _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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