My husband's brother and his family arrived in Utah last night. They are going to be moving here in June. They are here to find a home. We are rooting for a house close to us. We get along so well and have kids the same age that love to play.
Our city is a little expensive. Of course we think it is justified. We have great schools, the city is clean and kept well, and the in-laws can't live in a trailor in the front yard. All of which makes a beautiful place to live. But cost and size are factors of course.
So today I am watching their 3 girls. So far, so good. I hope I feel the same way by the end of the day.
We are so lucky to have a family that all gets along. We WANT to live by them and all our respective in-laws. I get the feeling that this is quite unique. Now, the same street might be a little hard, but the same neighborhood would be quite fun. Exercising with them, trading babysitting, sending the kids to play with their cousins, and having improptu get-togethers sounds so fun.
Some families get along better when they live a few hours apart. I don't think that is us. Let's hope our families don't feel that way about us ;-).