Heh. If I didn’t talk to my mother every 2-3 days, she’d assume I was dead and be over here knocking the door down. She prefers every day, and talks to her own mother at least once a day.
This is an interesting thread. I can’t imagine getting away with living in the same area as your parents and only seeing them once every 4-6 weeks. Believe me, sometimes I’d like to do that, but it just ain’t gonna happen.
I tend to go in spurts over actually seeing the parents. Might not see them for a couple weeks, then see them 2-3 times in a week. It probably averages out about 2 or 3 times a month, sometimes as much as 4-6 times in some months. And this is “get together and do something” times. I don’t count stopping by to drop things off or anything.
Mr. Athena sees his mother more often, at least once a week. But that’s a different situation - she lives alone, and just moved near us and doesn’t have many friends yet. If he doesn’t go see her, she doesn’t see anyone, so he makes an effort.
Let’s see… in the past ten days or so, we went to my nephew’s graduation party and hung out with my parents, had dinner with them the next night, had dinner out with Mr. Athena’s mother one night, had her spend an afternoon and dinner over here another night, and took her out one afternoon. We’d have probably seen my parents at least one more night, but they were out of town for several days. And did I mention - we’re considered the busy non-social people in the family?