This Nana Goes With The Flow
By Bettianne Ford
I try to fit in on my grandchildren’s playing field so I keep current with everything they are up to, attend their events as often as possible, and spend face to face time when I get the chance! Go with the flow is my mantra. Whatever works!!
I’m still working at 70, so I take vacation days here and there to spend with grands as they are available. Luckily they all live close by – but they have busy lives, too.
- This month I saw Despicable Me 3 with my 11-year-old grandson and his mom (my daughter), after a nice lunch at a burger joint.
- Last month I saw Wonder Woman with my granddaughters, who are 16 and 19 with their mom (my daughter in law). It was a fun girls night out!
- It’s harder to catch a free moment with my granddaughter who is a working mom…but I follow her activities and keep up with her on social media.
I keep in touch via text with all of them, supporting them in their interests…One granddaughter is a photographer, like me, and is an official in her 4H group; one granddaughter is a wood turner, and has other art interests; one granddaughter is married and the Mom of a darling 2-year-old; and, my grandson likes to cook, and is a whiz at anything math, science, and electronics related.
I know everyone thinks their grandchildren are great, but mine really ARE! LOL