I always wanted to be a cool grandparent and imagined how I would bond with my grandchildren. Now that they have arrived, I can only say that they have been the joy of my life and I never ever get tired of being with them.
Tips on being a Cool Grandparent
Celebrate with them by having a party. Act like a kid, blow up balloons, buy a cake, ice cream, pizza etc. I assure you it’s a rare time to spend time with your grandchildren as they grew up just as fast as your children.
Mums and Dads have a tough time deciding whether to spend more time at work or quality time with their children. Grandparents, however, have that freedom to enjoy their grandchildren.
I enjoy discussing different topics with my thirteen-year-old granddaughter. I surprise them by taking them to the morning movies, lunch at Mc Donalds and occasionally give them pocket money to spend as they please. I tried the singing bit but my voice was not appreciated.
Plan a vacation with your Grandchildren
Plan a vacation with your grandchildren, I promise you they will remember the time you spend with them for the rest of their lives. I took all my kids on a school holiday to Ireland every year, till they decided to travel on their own.
Discuss camping or if you are a bit more adventurous try river rafting. Make sure you have all the camping gear nescessary for comfortable camping.
Don’t forget a couple of air mattresses, blankets, coolers, and a grill. Pack in the goodies like crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars etc.
- Consider going camping or river rafting. If Mom and Dad are too busy to go camping, make your grandchildren’s first experience extra fun.
- If you are into the river scene, consider asking your grandchildren to come along for an adventure. Head to a favorite scenic wonder or take them to the ocean.
- Or, if camping is something you have in mind, be sure you have all the gear needed for comfortable camping.
- Consider an air mattress, blankets, coolers, and a grill. Don’t forget the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars for s’mores.
- Take your grandchildren to a destination mom and dad haven’t been able to hit. Perhaps Mom and Dad have been avoiding a Walt Disney World trip mainly because Disney is a lot of work.
- Try a few field trips. If a full-blown getaway isn’t possible, go on field trips to the zoo or local art museum. Share experiences and culture with your grandchildren in order to expose them to new adventures that you can discuss and share for years to come.