DH and I were recently doing our wills, which lead to a discussion about nominating a guardian for DS. Hopefully, of course, the need for one will never arise, but it does seem like a good idea to plan in case.
My sister would be the first choice for both of us - she is a kind loving person, with similar world views to us, and 3 boys who are flourishing under her loving mothering. I know she would be pleased to do it, but the hitch is she lives overseas, in a place quite different to Australia. If it came to it, that would mean a big move for DS to a very unfamiliar place, far away from the rest of the family.
I also have a brother, who lives here with his wife and young daughter. I am not as close to him, and we have quite different world views, but I am sure he and his wife would be pleased to be guardian, as we would for their daughter.
My parents would also make great guardians, but are getting on now, and would find it difficult.
We just want to do the best for our DS.
Any thoughts on the topic would be appreciated.