Now that your grandchildren are back in school—much to the rejoicing of their parents—it’s time to ponder everything you soaked up this summer under the kids’ expert tutelage. Like how many games of Go Fish you can play in a row, where to find the best corn dogs or shave ice, and why One [...]
“Mom, Dad, have we got a surprise for you!”
Even if it’s the big news you’ve been waiting breathlessly to hear, learning of your impending leap into grandparenthood can be an unnerving experience. As if somebody just hammered the final nail into the coffin of your middle age.
Don’t be [...]
Flower children. Deadheads. Yuppies. Grandparents? Like students bewildered by the SAT question that asks which word doesn’t belong in the list, we keep wondering how grandparent crept onto our résumé.
As much as we loved our own grandpas and grandmas when we were kids, we couldn’t help noticing [...]
In Grandparentland the streets are paved with unconditional love, and grandchildren always seem to have the right of way. It’s as if these little guys and gals were putting up kid-friendly road signs that compel you to do their bidding.
STOP for Häagen-Dazs when grandchildren are present
GO directly to [...]
1. You can’t stop making wacky faces over the crib (even after your grandchild falls asleep).
2. Suddenly you associate “We Will Rock You” with a baby and a warm bottle.
3. You feel a little jealous when everybody says your grandchild looks like the other grandpa.
4. For the first time [...]
Remember the good old days before technology invaded nearly every part of your life?
Face-to-face conversations were a common occurrence, and nobody wore little buds in their ears. Back then the majority of drivers actually kept their eyes on the road, and there wasn’t some disembodied voice commanding you to take a [...]