The connection between grandparents and grandchildren is special.
With this episode of Kidlosophy, Mo and Gig discuss three ways children can connect with their grandparents.
Whether you’re 8 or 88 you can have fun together.
They narrowed down the multitude of options to the following three:
#1. Interview them.
#2. Bake together.
#3. Do puzzles together.
What did you do for fun when YOU were little?
That’s always a fun question to ask anyone, especially grandparents! Mo’s grandma, my mom, told a story even I’d not heard before. She and her siblings would roll a 50-gallon barrel down a hill, hop on it and try to stay atop of it as it moved. It was so fun to imagine Grandma moving her feet wickedly fast in order to keep from falling off the barrel!
Teach me your baking ways.
Nobody bakes banana bread like Grandma can, so Mo jumped at the opportunity to bake bread with her. What was so fun to watch was the learning that occurred. So many professional chefs and bakers tell stories about being in the kitchen with their grandparents. Not that Mo wants to become a professional, but she’ll always remember the fabulous time spent learning baking techniques with Grandma.
Let’s sit and do a puzzle.
Sometimes grandparents aren’t going at the same speed as the grandchildren anymore. So a lovely way to spend time together-sitting down– is by doing puzzles. Mo and Gig have now gotten used to doing 300-piece puzzles with Grandma and Grandpa. We usually have it set up on a table and anyone can spend time together or alone, working on it throughout the day. The gratification that comes from the finished puzzle is felt by everyone and it’s a great way to involve the grandparent who may not be up for running around in the park.
Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another. -Richard Garnett
The girls are certainly blessed to have such a special bond with my parents. The memories of all the fun they’ve had together will last a lifetime. What’s the fondest memory of your grandparents? We’d love to know!