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This is the Real Reason We Love to Bring Our Kids to Hang Out With Their Grandparents Every Weekend

Who's going to turn down free babysitting?

Being a parent to kids of any age can definitely be exhausted at times (or even all the time), so if you feel like you need a break sometimes, you're not alone in that. In fact, sometimes we wish we were the kids, and there's one place we can go to feel like that again: Home to our parents' house, of course.

If you're lucky enough to have your kids' grandparents nearby (and have a good relationship with them, of course), their helpfulness cannot be understated. And as one mom on TikTok pointed out, spending a lot of time there is easy when you think about having access to help with the kids and being taken care of like you're a kid again yourself all at the same time.


"POV: you and your husband have no friends so you spend every weekend at your parents' house for free food and childcare," one mom wrote in a video where she showed herself handing her daughter off to Grandpa. "Oh, and they're pretty cool too, I guess," she added.

Sure, there are baby-sitters and nannies out there we could hire, but who, as an adult, doesn't want to raid their parents' fridge and veg out on the couch and scroll on their phone while their kids get quality time with Grandma and Grandpa? 

For those of us lucky enough to have them nearby, grandparents are a major blessing! What would we do without them?