Dear Annie: My mother-in-law and her husband moved in with us 10 years ago. They even built an addition onto our house, from which we will gain financially if we ever sell it.
During this time, I’ve enjoyed Mom’s help with our two kids and the freedom it gives my husband and me. We enjoy child-free vacations every year and go out to dinner without the kids four times a week. My mother-in-law takes care of all the childcare in our home. My husband and I rarely do any parenting except to enjoy our time with the kids and bask in all the extra achievements they have gained as a result of having four loving parents.