Saturday, December 20, 2008

It takes a village....

Now, I am not sure how this is going to come out, but I am going to try and explain this without it coming out wrong. I grew up alone, I have three siblings, and two parents that always seemed to love each other...but just the same I grew up alone.
I never had friends over, and there were not many aunts and uncles in my life... sure I have aunts and uncles but they lived far away, and I am sure that if I was not always the one to call then I would never hear from any of them. In other words No Village!!!

I hate being alone, I have never enjoyed it... I do not have a lot of friends but the ones that I do have I treasure immensely, and would do anything for.
The reason that I am writing this blog is because I realized something the other day. I live with my husband, and I live with my husbands best friend (Joe).... lately their has been a lot of conversation about us living without him, but honestly more often then not I like him there. (sorta) I always joke that we need a granny unit for him, because he is my brother and friend, and I can not imagine my life without him.

I love the saying "it takes a village..." Imagine a property of multiple houses and then everyone shares common areas in a separate house, with a huge kitchen, and dining area.... Then maybe one house would have us and our future children... and the other houses would have the families of my friends and their children... My children would grow up with real Aunts and Uncles, and cousins as a part of their everyday lives....standing in place when I was not there.. in doing so we would create our own village. My children would NOT grow up alone.

4 comments:

peachykath said...

Interesting, so I guess your not giving up Joe without a fight huh? Just kidding. Well ya know that when you do have kids even if I'm across the country I'll still be an aunt and do my "auntie" duties!

AmyT said...

I don't like being alone either - I like the noise and the feeling of having people/someone there - I guess it's a security. (btw I picture tagged you - the rules are over on my blog)

foodbankbarbie said...

My brother is in the process of buying some land in Texas so that we can all live on it.. he has this little town mapped out in his head that includes a pub, big garden area, etc. We've always said we wished we could have a big commune so that all our family could actually SEE eachother.. I just thought we were crazy! I understand completely. Merry Christmas!!

Kristy said...

Interesting point there!