Posted: 20/07/2016 at 09:24
Morning all, should be slightly cooler today, there are clouds.
Daughter 1. lives 2h20m from me, son 1. lives 5h away, daughter 2. 1h20m, son 2. 30mins. I have babysat, helped when new babies arrive, helped with house moves and decorating. My mother never babysat as she wasn't a good driver and my my father didn't like her being away. But when we moved to France they came for a week to help and after that they came twice a year for a week each time.
When I was young and had small children I didn't go out to work and it was the same for most of my friends, but now my daughters and all their friends work. Life seems more expensive and complicated now, mobile phone and internet subscriptions, 2nd cars, expensive housing etc.