the one headed to grad school and the other eventually bought a house. A few years down the road, my mom wanted to retire, but to do that she would have to sell the house. The solution was for her to sell 1/2 to my youngest sister. It is great for us because as my mom has gotten older and has had a few health problems, my sister, her DH and 2 girls can help. If I ever want to visit home, I have a place to stay.
On the other hand, my step niece is really a piece of work. She, her DH, and 6 kids, 1 grand kid and possible future son-in-law live in her mother’s basement. She’s been there off and on for the past 20 years. She’s 36 and I don’t ever see her changing.