Part 1: Ready or Not…
So you’re going to be a grandparent! The first image that comes to mind is that angelic little bundle wrapped in pink or blue gazing up at you. A new life. A new little someone to spoil with time and things you couldn’t give your own children.
Your second thought [...]
“JoAnne, what the heck is a ‘Binky’?” “Suzie’s screaming for it, and I’ve tried everything.” “Beats me, John. I haven’t a clue.” “It’s her pacifier, Granddad. She won’t go to sleep without it.” “Thanks, Joey. Now tell me why your brother’s not eating his spaghetti.” “You have to take the meatballs out. He won’t eat [...]
Recognize the conversation? Probably you can see yourself and your spouse in the same scenario. It’s the age-old grandparent dilemma: How do you please them all? The first trick is to realize that you will never do it. Before you throw in the towel, though, read on.
Treat each grandchild individually
As a grandparent, [...]
An RV trip is an experience your grandkids won’t forget. My younger grandson’s favorite thing is watching sunrise from the top bunk. My older grandson thinks it’s neat to wake up at dawn and already be at the lake to go fishing. He especially likes being able to take his dog along—so she doesn’t have [...]
When you become a grandparent, your life changes forever. The first image that comes to mind is that angelic little bundle wrapped in pink or blue gazing up at you. A new life. A new little someone to spoil with time and things you couldn’t give your own children. Your second thought is “My gosh, [...]
Avoid hazards at the grandkid’s home
When caring for your grandkids in their home, learn to operate all appliances and alarms. Hopefully their home is child-proofed, but looks around you for safety hazards. Lock away medicines, poisons and alcohol. Post the pediatrician’s name and phone, the school name, phone, and directions, and the name, phone, [...]