With Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, moving in to the White House to help look after Sasha and Malia (at least temporarily), I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the idea of the Grannynanny.
A recent AARP study shows that multigenerational households are on the rise, up from 5 million in 2000 to 6.2 million last year, and having your parents help you take care of your kids is not a new idea; plenty of people move closer to their parents as the work-life juggle becomes more intense, and I definitely see the appeal — mostly. But living together for a long period of time? What do you do if your parenting style is vastly different from your mom’s or dad’s? Who is in charge of your kids… you or your parents?
There's more at The 36-Hour Day, but what I really want to know is this: Would you have your mom (or MIL) live in with you to be your Grannynanny? Why or why not?