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#197651 - 01/13/10 07:15 PM Boomerangs
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
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Loc: Maryland
I attended a family funeral this week and had a chance to catch up with some cousins I rarely see. I was surprised to learn about the number of cousins who have had kids come back to the nest due to the economy. While the kids have jobs, they are not the jobs they once had. Not only are the boomers taking care of our parents, we're also taking care of our children, and even some grandchildren who have moved back too. WOW.

I also learned of a nephew who may be moving home because his roomie lost his job and he can't afford the rent on his own. He's just out of college, has a great job, but can't afford to rent a whole house alone.

Anyone have 20 or 30-soemthings living with them? OUr daughter is 23 and lives with us. She's in college part-time and works part-time. I'm thinking she'll be here for a few more years.
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#197654 - 01/13/10 08:03 PM Re: Boomerangs [Re: Dotsie]
Mountain Ash Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
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Perhaps we just all got used to the world that we inhabited prior to the recent economy/job losses duo.Backed up by film tv soaps //I think here about Friends .

In my country many couples looked after aging parents..Many young people did not get married until a house was available to rent or stayed in the best room as lodgers within family here.until a downpayment was saved.Often moving to jobs where housing was a part of the deal..eg farming.. police... armed forces in order to marry...

in bygone days I note during geneaology research that once widowed the remaining parent was resident in a daughter or sons home.might be economic or infirmity but it is a repeating pattern..
house purchase is difficult for low wage earners so this may also be a factor.
adult family who never married stayed home becoming in turn carers.I can think of several older people in that catagory from church...lovely people of both genders


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#197722 - 01/14/10 01:27 AM Re: Boomerangs [Re: Mountain Ash]
chatty lady Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
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Loc: Nevada
With kids coming back into, or never leaving the nest there are many variables: are they in school; do they work; do they abide by house rules; do they help out around the house, and so on. I guess it is whatever works best for the family...
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#197778 - 01/14/10 01:24 PM Re: Boomerangs [Re: chatty lady]
chatty lady Offline
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Loc: Nevada
Bringing this back...
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#198248 - 01/21/10 07:11 AM Re: Boomerangs [Re: chatty lady]
AvalonBlondi Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 1096
Loc: West Chester ,PA
My two youngest girls are back home living with us Dotsie. They both have decent jobs but it's just so tough for them to go out on their own..the rents are so high..and although they both make what I would consider decent salaries they get killed on their taxes..my youngest daughter travels alot in her position so she isn't around very much..renting an apartment in her case would be a waste of money in my opinion...but the older girl is dying to have her own place...I'd love to help...but the best I can do right now is let her live here rent free while she saves as much as she can...boy would I love to win the lottery!!!!
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#198261 - 01/21/10 02:19 PM Re: Boomerangs [Re: AvalonBlondi]
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Welcome back, Nancy...it's so great to see/read you here again!

I heard ya Nancy. My youngest is back living with me as well. While I love the company and I love helping, I do miss NOT having to keep up with toilet paper shortages, shampoo, soap, etc...he does contribute, but before THE SON moved back, I knew when "supplies" were getting low. Now I have to check all the time. LOL! Boys...whatcha gonna do?

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#198276 - 01/21/10 06:37 PM Re: Boomerangs [Re: jawjaw]
AvalonBlondi Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 1096
Loc: West Chester ,PA
JJ..great to be back talking to you as well..:)

I am so in agreement with you about the "supplies"..and having 2 girls back..add to the list..nail polish remover..as in "MOOOOOOMMMM..my nail just chipped..where did you put "MY" nail polish remover?" laundry detergent, hair spray, hair masque, lip gloss, body lotion, foot lotion, hand lotion, and the list goes on and on...somehow they believe these items have all slipped into the "Board" section of the free Room and Board clause...I could complain but....someday I'll be wishing for these days back...so I'll just suck it up and keep replenishing said supplies..LOL
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#198282 - 01/21/10 07:49 PM Re: Boomerangs [Re: AvalonBlondi]
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Same here Nancy....my sisters gave me a 72-bag of Charmin for my birthday plus shampoo and soap...all for a joke, of course, but it was a hoot. (Yes, there were other gifts, LOL)

And I agree that some day we'll be wishing they were home again to use up all of our "stuff."

I love and appreciate my children, so all is well. And clean. LOL!

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#198302 - 01/22/10 01:20 AM Re: Boomerangs [Re: jawjaw]
chatty lady Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
My son is getting divorced and living with two other roommates in a large home. He has a very good, well paying job (at the moment) so he's okay on his own. I haven't a clue about my younger invisible son, not since 1994.

I would be thrilled to share my home again with my sons. Funny how they would be a joy to have even with all the negatives you guys mentioned, and yet I hate my ex being here.

In another post someone said, blood is thicker than water. I think it must be, it is for me I can assure you!

Oh and nancy, I am still waiting for Publishers Clearing House to appear at my door with the ten million dollars I won...
Yea, sure!!!!!
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#198308 - 01/22/10 02:29 AM Re: Boomerangs [Re: chatty lady]
AvalonBlondi Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 1096
Loc: West Chester ,PA
I love the way your sisters think JJ...how funny!!! I'll have to remember that one ...

Chatty Dear...here's hoping PCH finds you very soon with a big fat check!!!! smile
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