Grandparents' Day--how could I forget?
That's what this blog is all about. The wonderful role grandparents play in their grandchildren's life. Hopefully those that live in the same community as your grands, were honored this week at their school--that is if your grandchildren are preschoolers or early elementary grades. It's wonderful to be recognized.
This day/week always slips up on me. Especially now that my grandkids are older. But I was perusing Facebook today and saw a wonderful post by David Wolfe honoring grandparents and the importance they play in children's lives. I love this quote from the video:
"It is my belief that grandparenting is the most important family role of the new century." Roma Hanks, Ph.D.
Think of what grandparents bring to the table:
We love our grandkids unconditionally--it is the most natural brand of love there is.
Some of us have TIME to be with our grandkids. What a blessing. And just like children, we older adults tend to live more IN THE MOMENT. We love reading to them (always time for that), playing games, going to the park, and just being with them.
We are living history books. We know about life before all this technology.
And finally this one: We can teach our grands enriching life skills: gardening, sewing, baking, knitting and the proper manners one can learn from a well-planned tea party! Which brings me to...
More on tea parties~
When I did that blog two weeks ago on tea parties with your grands, I had asked my niece (who is now a grandmother herself!) to share her tea party ideas from the last century. (Ha! I've always wanted to say that. This tea party is probably from the 1980's. Insert smile here!) She came through although it was difficult as that was before cell phones and computers in every home with a method to store treasured photos.
It was a tea party for her daughters (probably 4 and 6 years of age), and the guests were asked to wear their finest party fashions (Maybe their mom's old prom dress, but I'm just guessing). At the party, they made hats with ribbons and flowers and feathers. Each girl decorated frames to put their commemorative photos in.
Here are those pictures from the days of yore. See what I mean, tea parties are always a good idea!
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Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!