Do I have snow madness or is this a good idea?
February 9, 2012 8:38 AM Subscribe
We are exploring moving in with my mother for six months over next winter. She has a very large home where the daylight basement functions as its own living space -- second washer/dryer, kitchenette, bathroom, bedrooms etc. What questions should we be asking? Have you ever done this? How did it go?
posted by amanda to Human Relations (13 answers total)
Our goals: save a little money, allow grandma to spend quality time with our daughter (she'll be 2) and vice versa, help grandma through the winter (this would be her first winter at the house alone, it's in the mountains), enjoy a ski season and have a little extra family time all around. I am hoping that grandma will help with childcare both so I can do some work and so that husband and I can have some time out.
We've got so many details to sort out to even make this kind of viable that I'm having trouble thinking about when we are living there!
So, if you've done this -- how did it go? Would you do it again? What questions do we need to be asking? Any advice for how to make things go smoothly?
Bonus question: what do I need to know about having grandma help out with childcare?