lavacarancher wrote:If we had known how much fun grandkids are we would have had them first.
Words of wisdom mrj. I hope we can step back and know when not to give direction as well. That's maybe the hard part.mrj wrote:Looking back in my own life, and even that of my grandparents, I've seen that grandparents can add much to the lives of grandchildren. It is a 'given' that parents can, but seems to me the importance of grandparents either is overlooked, or sure was by me. Maybe I didn't realize what I learned from mine until long after the fact.
Point: why do we grandparents seem to almost apologize for 'showing off' or 'bragging' about our grandkids???
And what an opportunity they give us. All we have to do is love them well, encourage them give a little direction in choosing the better path when needed, and enjoy the fun till it is time for them to go home....and if we are truly blessed, we can smile while the parents clean up the spilled spaghetti! Maybe reminding those parents on occasion of how much of a mess THEY made at that age.
Grandkids were, and still are fun, but the great-grands are even more so......