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How old are you and how often do you see your parents?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scam, 19 Jun 2015.

  1. jsmoke

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Jun 2012

    Posts: 10,829

    Been seeing them once a week for a few months, before that maybe once a year for about 15 years.
     
  2. cactusweasel

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Jun 2009

    Posts: 440

    Location: Inverness

    32 and I still live with my mother. No plans to move out,
     
  3. Blackjack Davy

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 5,785

    50. See my mother every few months. Its a 450 mile round trip so not so easy, spent 8 hours in bank holiday traffic last time, urgh. She phones me every week.

    Father lives in spain and only see him once a year or so, we're not close so surprises there. His wife doesn't like visitors so not exactly easy my sister visited recently and had to stay in a hotel but her health is very poor and is basically housebound.

    My mothers partner sees his daughter her husband and kid for half an hour every xmas day or boxing day and thats it. He's just about the most easy to get along with person you could imagine, she just doesn't seem to want him around. They live 2 streets away. :rolleyes:
     
  4. stigggeh

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,906

    35 and I visit the 'rents every saturday at an absolute minimum. I only live 6 miles away though.

    I speak to the old fella almost every day by phone.
     
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  5. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    42, and I normally see them twice a week. We eat dinner together one evening every week when I get fed in return for doing odd jobs and things around the house. Then I normally see them again at the weekend and either end up taking their dog for a walk / run or doing a bigger job for them. They're only 20 minutes away so it is nice and easy.
     
  6. zootfloot

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,240

    Location: Skelton in Cleveland

    36, and I see my parents at least 1-2 times per week.

    As has already been said....you only get one set of parents, make the most of them, and appreciate them as they deserve to be appreciated. :D
     
  7. Diagro

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,829

    im 26.

    Moved out at 16.

    I see my mum once every few months.

    I haven't seen my dad in 10 years
     
  8. Ukadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,764

    Location: Essex

    33 and I see my mum 4-5 times a week, she looks after my little boy 2 times days a week and most lunchtimes I go to her house for my lunch as it's just round the corner. Can't imagine not seeing her for months!

    I see my dad once every few years since he moved to france.
     
  9. lakitu

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,115

    Location: Manchester

    I see my mum and dad once a week. They're divorced so have to go to separate houses! I enjoy it once I'm there but can't be bothered a lot of the time as downtime is a rare thing.
     
  10. xGBHxPegasus

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Jun 2009

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: Surrey, England

    27 and see her whenever needs be really, she only lives down the road (10min drive) so I would say once every 1 or 2 weeks.

    Now how often she messages (moans) at me on facebook chat is a whole other subject...
     
  11. Bunka

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,558

    Location: West London

    27 and see my parents every 3 or so months. They live 400 odd miles away so it's difficult to get time to visit them.
     
  12. ci_newman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,879

    Location: Hook, Hants

    Bugger, received news this weekend that my in-laws are moving away. I have two young sons, and they are going from a 20min drive to almost 3 hours :( I guess the frequency we see them is going to decline!
     
  13. lakitu

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,115

    Location: Manchester

    Is this a bad thing? :p
     
  14. new boy

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jun 2009

    Posts: 3,390

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    25, see them once every couple of weeks as they look after the boy every other Sunday. Feel quite bad as I never go round there unless I need something lol.
     
  15. ci_newman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,879

    Location: Hook, Hants

    Yes, as it means any visits to see them now become a full weekend affair, rather than a short hour / 30 mins visit. :(

    Plus, I really want my sons to know their Grandparents :(
     
  16. lakitu

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,115

    Location: Manchester

    Fair enough.
     
  17. darknite

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2010

    Posts: 1,386

    Location: Norfolk

    I'm 32, see my parents once every three to six weeks. Though I see them on special occasions too. Birthdays and the like.
     
  18. Terminal_Boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Apr 2013

    Posts: 9,826

    Location: La France

    Once you have a job and a family, feel free to report back on how much free time you have.
     
  19. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,760

    Location: London

    See, now this is kinda my issue and this is why I started the thread. My mum lives about 60 miles away but it's a crap train service. This means for one of us to get to the other it's a 2hr trip each way. Therefore to do that it turns into 'Oh well you could stay' or something, and bang our weekend is gone. The last time we went all the way to hers we turned up Friday night, had a ncie dinner with her, had time in the morning, went to a friends BBQ Saturday, then went out for a long pub lunch with her and my sister before heading home. As we're getting on the train I get all the 'Oh it goes so quickly, you should try to come for longer next time'. It's like 'err, and do what exactly?'. I don't mind spending time with my mum and my sister but we haven't exactly got much in common.

    As I said in the OP, she knew it was my summer Friday off so she was asking about that. I've told her I'm going for my laser eye surgery appointment (not the surgery itself!) and that's going to take all afternoon so it won't really work. I've also told her that we're going to see the Formula E at Battersea on Saturday and meeting friends. Rather than taking a hint, she's now asking about Sunday. Now, bear in mind that it's been exactly 4 weeks since we last saw her, it's not like it's been months and months. I'm not saying I don't want to see her so quickly again, it's just that it doesn't really fit in with our plans but she just won't let it go. Also bear in mind that we've been given notice on a flat so she knows we need to start sorting all our **** out and packing etc. A few spare days here and there would be very much filled with all that!

    As I said, she lives 60 miles away but we have a few times met halfway, where we can just meet at a restaurant/pub and go for a nice lunch. It's an easy one-train journey for both of us, no hassle. I'd do that every 4 weeks to catch up but that doesn't seem to cut it. She'll always say 'Oh you'll have to come visit me and stay' or something. It's somehow not good enough and that's what stresses me out.

    I'm debating saying she can come all the way to ours for lunch and see how she likes the Sunday train service, but the problem is that will turn into a whole-day affair. She'll turn up an hour earlier than planned (she's done that before!), still be here by dinner time and that will be our whole free Sunday gone and nothing achieved re. the flat etc.

    Argh.. anyway. Rant over :p
     
  20. xGBHxPegasus

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Jun 2009

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: Surrey, England

    Hey Mum, Sorry won't be able to do sunday as we will be sorting out flat shiz and packing everything up. Am happy for you to come here and help out though if you want?

    ;)