Time with Grandma*

As a preschool bus driver, I spend nearly 40 hours a week with 3, 4, & 5 year olds. As you can probably imagine, we can sometimes have lively conversations while “the wheels on the bus go round and round”.

Recently the conversation centered around what the kiddos like to do with Grandma/Abuela. Here are a few highlights from that chat:

We love to –

  • Put on music and bake
  • Eat chocolate
  • Go to the gym
  • Take a walk
  • Everything
  • Watch a movie
  • Make cookies
  • Just hangout
  • Go to the park
  • Talk to her while she cooks

What about you? What did you enjoy doing with your grandma? If you aren’t able to do everything you would like to do now with your grandchildren, remember that it doesn’t have to be what we think of as important. Notice that going to Disney World, or on a cruise isn’t on the children’s list. It turns out that it is the simple things they love – because they love doing them with you!

I have been young, and now am old;

Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,

Nor his descendants begging bread.

He is ever merciful, and lends;

And his descendants are blessed. – Psalm 37:25-26 NKJV

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3 NKJV

*This article was originally published in the Mother’s Day issue of Sunshine Newsletter, which is produced by Pastor Pete and others as part of their nursing home outreach. It is distributed weekly to 8-9 different facilities in Florida and Western New York.

8 comments

  1. I don’t remember much of my time with my grandmothers, my upbringing was not like an opportunity to spend time with them in special time.
    My memories of each of my grandmothers are few, at least as a child. I would think as a young man I didn’t really ever connect with them, so I didn’t really try to have a greater relationship.
    I encourage all grandparents to go out of your way to connect with your grandchildren, so that as they become young adults, they will find great value in you, their grandparents.

    Proverbs 17:6 CSB
    Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of children is their fathers.

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  2. Some of my most favorable memories are those just sitting with my great-great grandma, Lollie. My favorite is sitting with her while she drank her coffee. She would let some of the coffee spill over into her saucer for me to drink. I still love the aroma and the taste of coffee, because it reminds me of her.

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  3. What a delightful and refreshing list your preschooler’s made! I was blessed to have grown up with both sets of grandparents living nearby. My fondest memories of my Grandma are of us sitting around the table, telling stories, and laughing. What I loved best about my Nana was her big encompassing hug which she gave when we arrived and left. With that hug always came an “I love you.” I see the best of both my grandmothers in my parent’s relationship with their grandchildren.

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