How do I tell my family and make them understand... *update*
My grandma died and left me her house. Nice, right? Yeah, except I don't want to live her. I used to love coming here as a kid, and the house holds a special place in my heart, but I have no desire to live in this ridiculousness.... There are 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, its huge and I dont want to deal with it. Its just my husband, my son and I. What are we supposed to do with 12 bedrooms. Even if we have more kids, we wont be having 11 more... I refuse to clean 19 bathrooms, eff that.
I want a nice 4 bedroom home, in a middle class neighborhood, where my son can grow up with down to earth kids. I want my son to be normal, not entitled. Example, I want my son to learn how to mow the lawn, not just expect the gardener to do it.... Kwim?
I am apparently expected to live here. I mentioned selling it and everyone freaked. I mentioned renting it and everyone freaked.
How do I make it clear this is not what I want, and not how I am going to raise my son? I feel like this is more of a curse then a blessing, and no one in my stupid family understands that.
Update: I am not a troll ( I assure you if I was trolling I could do better then this) I will happily post pics as soon as I get home. I am sorry I dont keep random pics on my phone of the house. I am having dinner with my dad ( my only non-crazy family member) and then I will head straight home lol.
There are too many response to reply individually so ill try to answer some here. Yes, it is paid off. Yes, taxes are ridiculous on it. Yes, its in my name. I am perfectly aware I can technically do what I want, I just dont want to hear about it, and dont want everyone mad at me. Also, I like the B&B idea, but have no desire to run it, and dont really want random strangers staying in it. If I missed your question sorry, I will try to read all responses and answer what I missed, later after I post pics....