So based on the assumption that your children go on to raise children of their own, do you imagine helping them do so? If you do, do you have limits on that help?
I ask only because I was chatting to a few friends tonight, many of whom have returned to careers and did so shortly after the birth of their children. Each of them returned to work (and play) thanks to the support of their parents or inlaws. That support varies from five days a week plus evenings to one day a week plus every other weekend, and every other arrangement in between.
You can summise that I have friends who are most fortunate to have been blessed with such generous and supportive parents and inlaws.
So I was a little surprised when a few of these friends indicated that even though they receive an incredible amount of support, they did not think they would do the same for their children. I found this really interesting.
They rely so heavily on 'the village' to help raise their children and pursue many personal and professional dreams, yet they are not interested in becoming part of that village if and when their children wish to do the same.
What are your thoughts on the issue?