I saw this article titled “I have come to dread looking after my grandchild each week” recently.*

It doesn’t apply to me, my parents live an 11 hour plane ride away (neither of those places being the UK). Then, I was talking to a former colleague about it and how there are pros and cons of living near your parents.

It was just strange, because for the people I know it’s a real conversation. However if I lived in the UK a 2 hour car drive would feel like a really long way.

*The article isn’t really relevant to me, both by the distance to my parents and the cultural difference of my wife’s Chinese parents.