Plan A: purchase a small cottage home with a pretty yard for the 4 of us to continue our small home living. Then learn how to bake bread, buy local, maybe grow something and possibly search pinterest for some dreadlock instructions.
Plan B. purchase a house for the 4 of us that will also hold my husband’s 2 aging parents. Try to find one that will give them their own space, give us our own space and put some extra space in the middle. Then google Sandwich Generation and try to figure out how we dropped our carefree, self-indulgent X Generation, to pick up a lunch special.
The Sandwich Generation consists of people simultaneously caring for their parents and their children at the same time. Many of them have adult children and to them I say, what’s the big deal? But to those like me with small children, I sympathize and am looking for a support group.
So our search is ongoing for a house that is literally twice the size of the house we had planned to buy just a few months ago. In each house we visit now, I look at the floors and think about how difficult they will be to keep clean, in comparison to our little home now. There are things I look forward to also, but for the life of me, I can’t remember any of them right now.