Reluctantly resorting to advice columns for material. A woman with 4 children mentioned that her friend with 3 children had asked her to be the guardian of the 3 children. The first woman declined the possibility of serving as guardian after discussing the 3 additional children with her husband. The second woman has since ignored her friend. The first woman sought advice/affirmation for her decision.
- Many factors go into the choice of guardian - family relationships, geographic location, religious beliefs, education beliefs, age of the guardians and their children, and parenting philosophies.
- The current size of the potential guardian's family is also a key consideration.
- The second woman in this story is deluded in thinking that a couple with four children of their own is a good choice to serve as guardian for her three children.
- Seven kids might have worked out for the Von Trapps but then they had to wear recycled drapes as clothes while singing for their supper.