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Posted: by daffodil_ on Mon. 23 Jul., 2012 at 2:19:46 PM
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I traveled constantly as a teen/twenty something, and it was nice to know I could come and go and leave things with my parents.  While I like an uncluttered home and am always donating items, I hope my kids know that they are always welcome to store stuff in my home, including themselves (:.

It's why we're having a hard time when thinking of downsizing as we always want room for the kids, their friends and maybe their kids.  I'm sure I'll be looking for high chairs and stuff to keep at our home, in order to encourage them to visit. I know a couple of people who actually 'up-sized' when they had grandchildren!

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Posted: by Queen_B on Mon. 23 Jul., 2012 at 3:34:21 PM
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is quite a neat-freak, and she has an obsession about clean floors (washes them several times a week). However, she adores her grandchildren. Nothing matters more to her, and she bought a high chair, toys, and books to have on hand when they were young. None of these were necessities, but it did make visiting her easier, and it certainly made us feel very welcome to bring our children there. :^)
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Posted: by dreamer16 on Tue. 24 Jul., 2012 at 2:19:10 PM
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Neat-freak or not, it's the actual environment and whether it's welcoming that matters.  My mother didn't have anything that was kid-friendly on hand, and her entire manner was cold and unfriendly.  She was more interested in getting on with life back then, so it was adults she was more interested in seeing.  That was fine, but it definitely wasn't a welcoming environment.  I don't want that for my grandchildren or for any others who visit my home.


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Posted: by dreamer16 on Tue. 24 Jul., 2012 at 2:12:33 PM
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I always knew I had a home with my parents and could leave stuff there, if need be.  I want the same for my kids.  I too prefer an uncluttered home and am always donating items, but in this ridiculously small place, occasionally it does get overwhelming.  In my case I use I fold up/stacking table and chairs to make this space work for larger crowds for eating, etc., but it would be nice to have some extra space for other purposes.  :-)  I wouldn't downsize until you've worked out how you can incorporate all of your family needs into this smaller space.  In my case, I didn't have a choice, but you do.  :-)


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