Grandparents have a special role to play in the lives of their grandchildren. Having a close familial bond without the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting allows grandparents to form close relationships with their grandchildren based in quality time, play, and shared wonder.
There are many reasons why people often choose to downsize in retirement. Maybe after the kids are out of the house, they just don’t want to continue with the upkeep of a larger home. Maybe their health situation has changed and housekeeping is more difficult than it once was. Or maybe they’re moving to a senior living community and need to reduce the amount of possessions they bring with them.