It can work but it will be difficult. Ive had to live with other familes a few times since having DS and its the same as living with anybody else....it always starts out with the best intentions but things do begin to sour.
For it to be more positive than negative, you need to be certain that your parenting styles are the same and the children understand whats good for one of them is good for them all. If Timmy is allowed to take food/drink into his room, then so is Johnny and Billy IYKWIM. It will probably take a while for things to become settled because its a huge change for everyone involved but like I said, it can work.
My children are hilarious...bless their cotton socks
heres a draft of the one i'm doing up, we are couple 2 and couple 1 has no kids.
Couple 1 – Andy and Amanda
House share plan
Couple 2 Adam and Alison
Rent house 3x2 or 4x2 for between $400p/w to $450p/w
Rent: 50/50, this is based on couple 2 cleaning shared areas
Rent to be paid:
Couple 1: Main bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
Couple 2: Bed 2 and bed 3, shared bathroom.
Shared: Study, kitchen, lounge, dinning, garage (1 car each) and laundry.
Couple 1: Main bed ensuite
Couple2: bedroom 2 and 3, shared bathroom and shared spaces
Exceptions: study, and separate duties which will be shared. (See separate duties) Tidying up after ones’ self
Laundry/washing clothes – each couples responsibility
Dishes – Rostered
Cooking – rostered
Gardening – shared
Preparing for rent inspections – shared.
Pets and Baby clause.
The responsibility of Pets (owned by couple 2) and baby (Born to couple 2) are in no way the responsibility of couple 1 including feeding, discipline, cleaning and general care.
Baby sitters may be required to come into and stay in the house on occasion not more than 4 times in one month and not more than 12 hours at a time this is also not the responsibility of couple one and all needs required by baby sitters will be the responsibility of Couple 2.
When notified of inspections all will prepare for inspections to ensure the house will pass inspection.
A person will be decided upon to stay home for the inspection.
Telephone: to have a VoIP phone
Synergy: couple 1 40/60 couple 2 (due to baby)
A fund to be added to each week by each couple. Extra money at end of week to go towards treat meal or fun activity. (To be discussed at weekly house meeting)
Purchases to include kitchen supplies such as paper towel, cleaning clothes/sponges, dish cleaning liquid/tablets, toilet paper (both bathrooms)
This money will not be spent on individual cleaning supplies, Baby formula and food, pet food and personal toiletries (inc soap).
Shopping will be conducted weekly with a list written together at weekly meeting. All uneaten shared meals will be frozen for lunches.
At weekly meetings we will discuss meal planning, shopping lists, bills and any ongoing issues.
I use https://www.mynetfone.com.au/whirlpo...poolSaver-Plan for each of the lines. I've done it this way so that I can give one of them another person if appropriate (perhaps my eldest if she has need of her own phone line sometime in the near future, or perhaps someone else if they come to stay).
I don't know if you could have two separate companies for the two different lines, if each couple preferred a different company, but at least I know that two separate accounts are possible. In my case, I've chosen the option where you only pay for call costs (+$5/year for a phone number, which I've put on one only). They have other plans with a monthly fee that are better for people who make more calls, especially someone who calls overseas regularly. If you do not have your Internet with them, then calls are prepaid - you put credit on as needed, minimum $20 each time. The one downside with this company is that they require payments to be made via credit card.
thats a really good plan...
have both parties agreed to that? or is that just your ideas?
will you have both parties sign this document?
ME-23 DF-21DD- 25/3/ 08
Well this isnt going to happen for us as the couple we were considering moving in with broke up and she is going back to canada and he is probably goin back to his parents.
Sent from my iphone, excuse my mistakes, i have big thumbs.
Me 26 + DH 25 baby eric 13/08/2010