This Somersby address, or this Mangrove Mountain one would be the order of the day for property purchasing. What the dillypoop would she do with all that space, you may well ask, her family isn’t that big. You’re actually kinda wrong there, my family is massive, or at least, the list of people I love, the people I would like to have close by all the time, is pretty large from a family perspective. If money were no object, if I could simply choose how and where to live, this is what I’d want;
Land. Room. Space for animals and kids to run around like mad things. To make a mess. Fall in the dam. Build a terrible and structurally unstable fort. Dig a fire pit and burn marshmallows in it. Eat them anyway. You see where this is going?
On that land, multiple dwellings for my family. Those dear and necessary people that, if I had the power, I’d keep close all the time. The people I trust with my children, and whose children I love. The people whose presence makes me smile. My friend who can cook like a Goddess, my art-nerds with their crazy hair and irritating level of talent. My actual family, with their partners and children. All my adopted siblings, who are so loved and needed you’d never know our blood wasn’t the same.
I’d move us all somewhere. Somewhere we could have our own space, but with a central, communal area where our great gatherings and feasts would be. Where the kids would go nuts, the artists and acrobats would inspire and entertain us, the cooks can go crazy, the parents can relax, the tribe can be together.
The perfect living situation for me, is one where everyone has their own space, and doesn’t have to conform to make the others happy BUT where we’re still close. A quick phone call and a 5 minute walk and I can be with them if they need me, or they can come save me when my kids are pushing all my buttons. I’m misty eyed just thinking about it!
What would you want as your perfect living situation? Dream huge! If the money was simply there for you to do whatever you wanted, what would it look like?