Unfortunately, this is NOT the village we will be living in....
Gasp!No!An almost 30 yr old couple with two children moving in with their parents.... Its a giant backwards step! Or so you may say but, for us, its a stepping stone to something much better. Remember how my physical goal for the year was to qualify for a decent sized home loan? Well, I'd thought on that prospect for a while, run some numbers, pondered likelihoods and then sat and had a serious discussion with my husband. Without going too much into our financial particulars, we have business loans and my mortgage on our current duplex holding working against us. We figure that if we sell my duplex and move in with my parents, we'll have that mortgage monkey off our back and we'll be able to save that amount per week towards a deposit.
We plan on staying around 6-8 months, however long it takes to save a certain amount we have in mind. With three spare rooms, it means we each get our own room ( we meaning Mick and I, and then Flynn and Tully have their own aswell ), and we'll share the living costs equally with my parents. Plus, I think its far to say that Flynn is beyond excited to move in with Grandma and Poppy!
To be honest, I'm actually looking forward to it myself. I love my parents, I get along with them incredibly well ( Mick has even confessed to being perfectly at ease with his in-laws ) and living with two extra adults will definitely have its perks. Such as? Two other people to split the chores with; two other people who enjoy cooking and will no doubt be happy to do it on the days I work ( while I'll be more than willing to do my share on my days off ); and two loving, caring family members who can look after my kiddies while I get in a bit of me time, or a bit of couples time with my handsome hubby.
So - are you with me? Would you move in with your parents, or in-laws, if it meant you could have a better life for your own little family just that little bit sooner?
And,because its Tuesday you can find me over at IBOT at EssentiallyJess !