Would you feel good about having to live in a hotel room with your family?

United States
June 16, 2007 5:23pm CST
What if you had nowhere else to go? Is living out of a hotel the only option? I'm currently living out of a hotel because we were living with my brother, but he and his wife lost their house. Now that left us having to quickly make a moving decision. We chose the best and cheapest one at the time which was to get a hotel suite and call it home for a few weeks. This was because we were not able to afford all the money needed to move into an apartment. I don't really feel good about it because we have two small children ages 3 and 18 months. We didn't think they would know the difference until our 3 year old told us that she wanted to go home. That's what made us both feel really bad about it. There's only one thing to do and that's to work extra hard to be able to get an apartment before next month.
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@Gorgeous24 (1091)
• United States
16 Jun 07
ms.biggs as long as you are providing a roof over your kids head and food in their tummy then you are doing nothing wrong! If I had to live in a hotel for acouple of weeks with my daughter I wouldnt mind it because there could be worse things in life..Its just a minor setback for you and your family right now but things will get better for you they always do...remember that! Atleast you can provide a hotel fot them and are not stuck in the streets with nowhere to go you have a roof over your head..dont feel bad about living in a hotel for acouple of weeks.
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• United States
16 Jun 07
Thanks! That makes me feel a whole lot better and it's also true. I am keeping a roof over their little heads and food in their tummies. They just run around and play all day anyway.
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• United States
16 Jun 07
No problem..providing for ones family is very hard these days BUT its about how you handle your situation and from what I see you and your husband are doing a very good job..dont let anyone tell you otherwise! You will be fine
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I have had to stay in a hotel for about three months one time and I just made it seam like we were camping for a bit with my kids. we were waiting for a house to get done is why we were there but it wasnt to bad of a time we had fun and the kids got to swim all day.
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• United States
16 Jun 07
Well since my 3 year old is so smart I guess I could just tell her that we're on vacation for the summer. She really enjoys going to the pool also!
@magikrose (5424)
• United States
16 Jun 07
About 4yrs ago my husband and I lost our appartment and were forced to live in a motel. It was expensive and we could bearly afford to get food for our kids. We eventually went camping and thay was cheaper than renting a room at the motel. We were finally able to get into a shelter which helped us get the appartment we are in right now.
• United States
16 Jun 07
For me I would personally rather live in a hotel, then with family or friends. It is just easier and less stressful in my opinion.