The question asked What is "normal" in your home? In some homes, two parents is the norm, while in others, normal means extended family or one parent. Is a busy, chaotic home normal?
Normal in our home is Mom, Dad, big sister, big brother, and little brother. One happy , sometimes chaotic family of 5. Why chaotic? Sometimes, juggling extracurricular activities, 5 active peoples schedules, and just life can get chaotic. That's why I call it the Whitehead's Zoo. When we are not running here or there or traveling with a baseball team things are pretty low key. We enjoy family time. A visit with the grandparents they are right around the corner and just chilling out watching movies , playing ball in the yard, swimming , games all of the things your typical family enjoys I think.
This was pretty much the norm for me growing up also . The only difference I would say is that I grew up living right next door to both sets of my grand parents. Talk about a spoiled little thing. I have wonderful memories of time with my grandparents. For our children that is a little bit different. My husbands parents do not live right next door. Mine do, so they spend A Lot of time with Nana and Pop Pop.
I can not imagine our 'norm" being anything different. This is our life and we're happy with it.
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