Yeah, and it is a bitch and half unless you hire outside help (or even). My grandparents from India would travel to America to help my mom watch me and my sister, and when my aunts and uncles came over, they helped watch us and once those aunts and uncles started having kids of there own, we (my mom, sister and me) helped watch those kids while the parents were working, and so and so on. Now, the older cousins act more like big brothers/sisters to the younger ones. A couple of those cousins also had grandparents living in the house with them. I think my sister would completely lose her shit if her in-laws weren't around to take over the cooking duties and get up with her kid who loves waking up before 5am. It is super helpful now that she is in her second trimester. Even the European-Americans that I go to church often handle baby-sitting duties for the grand babies. I don't really blame people for factoring having family close by, not only from an emotional standpoint, but a practical one.