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AGING BABY BOOMER GRANDPARENTS MAKE PLANS
Conscientious Baby Boomers gather ideas and make plans for the future, while the rest of us sporadically think about it.
Boomers with grandchildren often include them in whatever ideas, plans, and thoughts we have. Most grandparents would love to reside near enough to be present in grandchildren's lives.
That's a wonderful goal ... but has potential complications.
Complication #1: What happens when our adult children and grandchildren relocate to a different city or state (or country)? Do we follow them? If boomers uproot our lives and settle in a new location, what do we do if children and grandchildren move again?
Complication #2: What happens to married boomers if one spouse wants to relocate with grandchildren and the other refuses to move?
Complication #3: What happens if one child and her children relocate to one region of the state or country and another child and his children relocate to a different region? Where do we go?
Rather than following our children's geographical choices, some Baby Boomer grandparents decide to reside wherever we choose and take frequent visits to each child and grandchild's home.
When grandchildren get older, they are invited to our homes for blissfully long visits.
Boomer Grandparents Are Not Babysitters ...