How often do Grandparents help out?
On my side, Brynlees grandmother has only met her once and based on that experience, will never see her again. As I am adopting my sister who she abused and starved. On Ashtons side they have two homes; on here in northern CA and one in Washington. Whenever they are in CA they come and see the kiddos and usually take them up to the farm. I love that at least they have one set of grandparents that love them.
MY mom is older and can't do much to play or take care of them, but loves them and tells them stories when we see her 2 or 3 times a year and their dads parents are in Texas and they go with their dad twice a year to visit them for 5 days.. and they are GREAT,.. I wish they were across the street..
I'm lucky that my ex husbands parents and I have stayed close and that they have such a great time when they go there...
But I don't have any family close by.. closest is 6 hours and so that sort of sucks but I'm used to it..