I love that our school honors the Grandparents of our students. Each year they put on a special morning just for Grandparents. Randy’s parents and my Mom have been able to attend a few of them since attending our school. This year was so much fun.
The kids started out by showing their Grandparents their classrooms. And then they moved on to some outdoor activities.
Watching Grandma and Grandpa’s hula hoop was entertaining in itself. And by the looks of the picture of my Mom with hands wide open with hula hoop around her shoulders you’d think there was some praise music blaring and she was in a state of sheer worship. Nope. She was hula hooping from the neck down. After all, she was the hula hoop champion back in the day. True story.
A little beach volley ball and some fun snacks and story time with a book called, “How to babysit a Grandpa” added to the fun. Our teachers put this special day on and they did a fabulous job.
We just had a great visit with my Mom and now we get to have another wonderful visit with Randy’s Mom and Dad. So we’ve had Grandparents in the house and the kids are loving it.
Signs of Grandparents visiting:
- Late bedtimes for the kiddos because the Grandparents begged for it
- Overlooked instances that would have gotten you a whoopin’ as a kid
- Sugar highs from ice cream dates
- Hearing this quote, “Well, that’s just what a Grandparent does”
If your kids don’t have any living Grandparents let them adopt a Grandparent from church, your neighbor or a local nursing home. Our kids need the wisdom of an older generation.